According to the United Nations World Food Program, drought has left an estimated 13 million people in the Horn of Africa suffering from extreme hunger.
People in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are experiencing the driest circumstances since 1981, according to the UN, which is urging quick aid to avoid a serious humanitarian disaster.
Drought is wreaking havoc on pastoral and rural communities. The area has a high rate of malnutrition.
Over the next six months, the World Food Programme (WFP) says it will require $327 million to meet the urgent needs of 4.5 million people.
Source: The Hindu