As if there isn’t already enough turbulence, Eastern Africa can add natural disasters to their list of troubles.
According to the UN’s Office for the Co-Ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the drought which has taken over most parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia will continue to be a major threat for at least another year.
At least 8.8 million people in Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are in need of aid, making this the most severe food security emergency in the worlKt this region has ever seen. GAM can range from modest to severe wasting if left untreated it can be fatal. Many have already been lost to GAM.
But I must say that news of this loss does not come as a shock. Late last year this region suffered from a shortage of rain and as a result food prices have soared affecting the number of homes who could barely afford food in the first place.
Heartbreak is the only word that comes to mind upon hearing this news. Lets send our thoughts and prayers out to the people of East Africa.