Close to 40 million people are still facing high levels of food insecurity in the region, with the number of internally-displaced people (IDPs) continuing to grow as the search for sources of food and water goes on.
In Somalia, for example, more than one million people have been forced to leave their homes since January 2021 in the desperate hope of staying alive.
This remains a crisis of catastrophic proportions.
“We are not out of the woods yet in the Horn of Africa,” says Amina Abdulla, Concern’s Regional Director for the region.
“Whereas some of the countries have registered good amount of rains, the level of food insecurity remains high due to the loss of livelihoods from the prolonged drought period.
“It will be a while before we see an impact on food security from the current on-going rains in Kenya and Ethiopia.
“Somalia, on the other hand, has not registered much [in terms of] rains and the famine alarm bells are still on for some parts of the country.”
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