The Horn of Africa is on the brink of a
major humanitarian crisis with some 12.4 million people in five countries
facing severe food shortages and possibly famine because of drought.
The drought is an endemic natural disaster
that has hit Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan. Pastoralists
in southern and eastern Ethiopia, Somalia and northern Kenya are the worst
In total, some 367,000 people are threatened
by drought in Eritrea, 7.7 million in Ethiopia, 2.7 million in Kenya, 1.2
million in Somalia and 75,000 in the Sudan.