The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting nearly nine million
people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of
successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the
worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.
Many people have lost their livelihoods. Livestock in the region is
seen as a source of income and food, for some people their livestock is
everything. Islamic Relief is already witnessing people crossing the
border from Somalia into Kenya as they attempt to flee the drought that
affects their country. Islamic Relief is also seeing an increased
number of families arriving in Mogadishu and other areas trying to
escape the drought and find a means to feed their family.
In Kenya the food prices are at an all time high as a result of a
decrease in livestock. The largest refugee camp in the world is in
Kenya, on the Somali-Kenya border, with over 300,000 inhabitants.
Islamic Relief has observed an increased number of cases of malnutrition
and diarrhoea in children which is deadly in the current conditions.
We are appealing for emergency aid to help with the humanitarian effort.
• 2 Million internally displaced
• 40% of the population leave on less than $1 a day.
• Less that 20% of 7.5 M population have access to clean water.
• 36% boys and 24% girls enrolled in primary level of education