The worst drought in 60 years is taking place in the Horn of Africa right now, a region that includes Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia. The drought is threatening famine and has created a new humanitarian crisis. More than 10 million people are in urgent need of emergency food aid. Refugees are fleeing to camps in Ethiopia and Kenya for food, shelter and water.
ONE will be watching this crisis closely. Next week, we’ll have analysis and reporting on the ONE Blog from our global policy team and our partners. But in the mean time, get up to speed on the Horn crisis with these news items:
Infographic: The Guardian posted a helpful infographic that illustrates the breadth of the crisis (click to see full graphic):
Video: CBS’ Tony Guida visits a “refugee camp the size of Cleveland” in Somalia:
Context: Joshua Hersh from the Huffington Post writes about the crisis’ potential implications on regional stability, according to USAID Administrator Raj Shah.
Photos: Concern Worldwide’s Facebook album illustrates the seriousness of the crisis and shows how their humanitarian efforts are helping the people in the country.