The third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required. The most affected areas are in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
IOM intends to target six million drought-affected individuals from April to December 2017 across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti with a combination of lifesaving and early recovery interventions.
More than 2.6 million Kenyans are severely food insecure and this number is rapidly rising. During the lean season (July to September) many families will experience Emergency acute food insecurity, just one step away from famine.