Drought and hunger in Somalia

Posted on 14 March 2022

The country is in the grips of its worst drought for decades. Around 650,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the last year as three years of little or no rain has decimated crops and increased the prices of food and water. Experts say that a humanitarian catastrophe was avoided last year thanks to government and donor assistance, but fears are mounting that the international community is currently too distracted to help.