In September this year, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, stated that “Famine will happen in Somalia and we fear that it won’t be the only place either”.
Forecasts predict a below-average fifth consecutive rainy season from October to December this year in parts of these countries.
The causes are multiple, with the current drought compounding the issue: In Somalia, flooding, locust infestation, displacements and persistent conflict all contribute to the current food insecurity concerns.
Communities across the region face the increased threat of famine in 2023.
All We Can, in conjunction with our humanitarian partners in East Africa, have launched an emergency appeal to respond to this crisis.