Motorcycles, mobile hospitals and new mamas: Meeting the overwhelming needs of women and girls in the Horn of Africa


The extent of the Horn of Africa crisis is difficult to conceive. The region is experiencing its worst drought in more than 40 years.

The number of people affected is startling, the needs are immense, and the response is woefully inadequate. Failed crops and water shortages, compounded by conflict in the region and beyond, have led to food scarcity and rocketing prices. Millions of people from Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to survive, with many people leaving their homes each day, forced to seek safety and resources.

Recent heavy rain and flash flooding have caused further displacement and destruction. While the rains are important for human and livestock survival, recovery from six consecutive seasons of poor rainfall will take time. (...)  More