The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years. Consecutive years of low rainfall has culminated in the most severe drought to hit many communities across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.
Health Poverty Action has been working with communities within these countries for years and we have seen the consequence of climate change. Now, as thousands of people’s lives are threatened, we turn to you.
Failures of crops are leading to severe food shortages and surges in prices, with many children acutely malnourished. Death of livestock is destroying people’s livelihoods and sources of food.
The poorest are forced to use unsafe water sources, leading to increasing incidences of life-threatening waterborne diseases like cholera. Millions of people will be impacted by this drought without support.