Due to drought, about half of Somalia’s people now rely on humanitarian aid. More than 300 UN organizations and NGOs are active in the country. They work under difficult conditions and can’t provide help to all who need it.
Ethiopia has warned that its supply of emergency food aid will run out by next month. Nearly 16 million people need urgent assistance as drought continues to parch the breadth of the Horn of Africa.
The humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening as millions of people face hunger and illness. Aid organizations are struggling to stabilize the situation.
War-torn Somalia has been crippled by famine and al-Shabab fighters. International donors have been meeting in London to avert a humanitarian crisis. But critics say it's not enough to solve the country's many problems.
Germany's foreign minister has warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe on a trip to Somalia. Gabriel's visit, the first by a German foreign minister, comes ahead of a international security conference on Somalia.
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