Horn of Africa Drought Response
An estimated 27.6 million people across Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan are facing crisis levels of hunger. Of these, 9.9 million* people are in Ethiopia’s drought affected regions, 4.4 million are in Kenya, 5.6 million are in Somalia and 6.6 million are in South Sudan.
Over 45.74 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 24.1 million are in Ethiopia, 4.5 million are in Kenya, 7.8 million (Source – Source – Horn of Africa Drought: Regional Humanitarian Overview & Call to Action (Revised 28 November 2022)) are in Somalia, and 9.64 million are in South Sudan (Source – IPC).
Over 8 million children are out of school or at risk of dropping out in the four countries while malnutrition rates spike
Across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia more than 5.7 million children and Pregnant and Lactating Mothers are acutely malnourished.
Across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, at least 9.5 million livestock — which pastoralist families rely upon for food and income — have died, including more than 2.5 million in Kenya, over 3 million in Somalia and 4 million in Ethiopia. (Source – Horn of Africa Drought: Regional Humanitarian Overview & Call to Action (Revised 28 November 2022))
In parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia the March-May 2022 rainy season was the driest on record in the last 70 years and early forecasts indicate that the March-May 2023 rainy season is also likely to fail.
9,700 cases have been recorded during the cholera outbreak. 8,800 of these are in Somalia alone