Humanitarian Action Update, July 2011
In early July 2011, the countries that make up the Horn of Africa began to face a severe food crisis. Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are the three countries most affected by a deepening drought, rising food prices and the persistent conflict in Somalia. More than 10 million people, including those in neighbouring Djibouti and Uganda, are now threatened by the worst drought in the region in 50 years. Somalia faces one of the most-severe food security crises in the world as it continues to endure an extended humanitarian emergency, with tens of thousands fleeing to emergency feeding centers being set up by UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies in neihbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.