Horn of Africa Drought Response

Oxfam supplying clean water to thousands of people affected by an unprecedented drought in Fadhi Gaab IDP camp, northern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi / Oxfam

16 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia have been adversely affected as a result of five consecutive poor to failed rains that have led to an unprecedented three-year drought. Crops have been decimated and families have lost nearly all their livestock, their main economic mainstay and source of food and have been forced to rely on humanitarian aid for their survival.

But Oxfam is there, providing clean safe water and cash assistance to help families to buy food and other necessities to 1.8 million people in the three countries.