Two women from Lamadhadher village collect water at a nearby well. Like many in rural Somaliland, the well has not been treated or constructed properly, which puts the village at risk of water-borne diseases
Years of drought have spiralled Somaliland’s nomadic communities into a food crisis, causing most – if not all – of their camels, sheep and goats to die and, with them, their livelihoods.
The number of Somalis on the brink of famine has grown tenfold in a year. An estimated 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished in 2018, 232,000 of whom will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.