How El Niño is threatening livelihoods
Food insecurity in Somaliland
Almost 380,000 people across Somaliland and Puntland (a region in north-eastern Somalia) have been left without enough food following extreme drought. People in Somaliland are facing massive food shortages.
To make matters worse, drought is causing rising water prices, significant loss of livestock and crippling cereal harvests, leaving many poor families in debt.
We are currently working in Somaliland to respond to the East Africa crisis - providing thousands of families who are desperately hungry with urgently needed food, water and shelter.
ActionAid’s emergency response in Somaliland
sacks and boxes of food
litres of water
women received loans
Crop failure in Zimbabwe
Two and a half million people are estimated to be in need of emergency food in Zimbabwe. Low rainfall caused by El Niño and high temperatures have devastated people’s crops and livestock.
Clara Guveya, 50, shows her wilted maize crop. “We planted our maize in December last year, but the rains have been unpredictable the entire farming season. Now my crop is wilted beyond recovery. I have no choice but to sell what little cows and goats I have. How will I survive?” she says.
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