Woman carry jerry cans filled with water at Kuresyon village in Galkayo, Somalia.

Drought, high temps in Somalia are pushing people to move to other towns

Climate Change

Somalia is facing a devastating drought after two years without rain. It’s the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in 40 years. And it’s pushing many people to leave their hometowns in search of better sustenance.

More than 600,000 people have become displaced due to the ongoing drought in Somalia. Many end up at camps like this one in Luuq, Somalia, March 21, 2022.

Fears of famine grow amid worst drought in Somalia in decades

Climate Change
Children sit by a dug out water hole in a dry river bed in the remote village of Fenoarivo, Madagascar

Climate change is driving the worst drought Madagascar has seen in four decades

A man is shown bending over in the back of a delivery truck lifting a burlap bag.

How Africa risks reeling from a health crisis to a food crisis

Salem Abdullah Musabih, 6, lies on a bed at a malnutrition intensive care unit at a hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodaida, Yemen, Sept. 11, 2016. Millions of Yemenis face food shortages and the threat of famine after more than two years of civil wa

World hunger has increased for the first time in 15 years. Blame war and climate change.

African woman in Lesotho

Women in Africa face increased risk from severe drought


Drought is devastating parts of Africa, making the women and girls mainly responsible for supplying the family with water increasingly vulnerable.

Man standing on stage looking out at crowd, photographed from behind

How two Minnesotans turned their online popularity into big money for famine aid


It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.

An internally displaced woman from drought-hit area at a makeshift settlement area in Dolow, Somalia, April 4, 2017.

Somalis walk for days searching for food and water while al-Shabab blocks aid


Millions of Somalis are in crisis, facing a famine brought on by unforgiving drought and exacerbated by ongoing conflict between the government and militants.


As drought conditions worsen, famine looms over Kenya


In Kenya’s Rift Valley, known as the breadbasket of Kenya, almost one-third of the population is suffering from acute malnutrition, and an ongoing drought and recent infighting ahead of August’s presidential elections are only worsening an already dire situation.

A woman waits to be registered prior to a food distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Thonyor, Leer state, South Sudan.

Drought doesn’t cause famine. People do.


These days, hunger is a political issue spurred on by human conflict.