Climate extremes will keep hunger in Somalia at record highs, warned WFP today, as deadly floods sweep the country, devastating deeply food-insecure communities who are still battling to recover from the country’s longest recorded drought.
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are trapped in a hunger emergency as the region lurches from crisis to crisis.
In regions around the world, the climate crisis is causing more frequent and intense extreme weather events. From droughts to hurricanes to floods, these climate extremes are driving more people into severe hunger and poverty.
These are the 10 worst hunger crises in the world today based on where the U.N. World Food Programme works and has collected recent data. The crises are ranked by the total number of people facing severe hunger in each country.
The Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls’ Education works to empower women and girls with the knowledge, training, and leadership skills necessary to achieve food security and reach their full potential.
World Food Program USA is proud to announce two new grantees for the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls’ Education: The Lamia Afghan Foundation and the Galkayo Educational Centre for Peace and Development.
In response to the looming threat of famine, WFP has scaled up to reach more people than ever before in Somalia – people like Mido.
Since the start of the year, 9 million more people have slipped into severe hunger across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – leaving 22 million people struggling to find enough food to eat.
In Somalia, the risk of famine looms larger than ever due to a historic fourth consecutive failed rainy season, skyrocketing prices and an underfunded humanitarian response.
Almost a month into the current rainy season, desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialize. If these conditions continue, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral.
The Horn of Africa is experiencing the driest conditions recorded since 1981, with severe drought leaving an estimated 13 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia facing severe hunger.