Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 November 2018)
- Cross Border Movements - Somalia (October 2018)
- Somalia: Upsurge in violence triggers new wave of displacement
- Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 14 November 2018
- UN Migration Agency Brings Life-saving Health Services to Previously Inaccessible Areas of Somalia
World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.
But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.
Today, the United Nations declared famine in parts of the Horn of Africa -- resulting from the past few years of unpredictable weather and extreme drought. There hasn't been an official famine since 1984-85.
One of the ways FH is helping save lives in this region is by caring for the animals on which so many people depend.
Somali refugees in northeastern Kenya have been evacuated to higher ground because of the torrential downpours that have pounded the region, causing what some reports said was the worst flooding in 50 years. Each day the condition deteriorates. More than 100,000 Somali refugees out of the 160,000 living in the Dadaab camps have been displaced.
by Ted Yamamori
President of Food for the Hungry
Hunger and famine are beyond the comprehension of most of us. In countries like ours, it's a simple process; you're hungry so you eat. But what if there is no food in your home, or even in your community?
That's what people in eastern Africa are experiencing now. More than 16 million people are at risk of starvation in the horn of Africa. About 70 percent of those are women and children.