Somalia Drought Emergency

The prolonged drought in Somalia has caused a severe humanitarian crisis for 4.5 million people.

This has resulted in widespread crop failure and accelerated decline in livestock. Malnutrition and drought-related diseases are also on the rise.

Still recovering from the previous drought and famine, families are in need of urgent food, water and life-saving support.

With your help, we can reach them faster.

Crisis Summary

The 2019 Gu rains that were expected between April and June were repeatedly delayed and way below the average the country needed, worsening the country’s severe water shortage.

This timeline helps explain Somalia’s recovery efforts since 2011, and how just a little bit of help from us can help them better combat this drought.

Timeline infographic

Their needs are urgent and simple –food and water– and the fatal difference is your donation.

Help us send aid to as many lives as we can.

Our Work in the Region

In the 2016-2017 East Africa drought and famine, your support allowed life-saving food supplies and clean water to reach nearly 300,000 people across the region. This meant that:

  • 21,599 households received emergency food packs
  • 75,000 individuals gained access to clean water
  • 23 water sources and boreholes were rehabilitated

Please continue to support our brothers and sisters in their time of need.