One year ago the world was confronted with the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Coupled with the conflict in Somalia the drought in the HoA, has affected over 13 million people. In response to the severe deterioration of the food security and nutritional situation in the Horn of Africa, WFP scaled up its operations to provide food for more than 8 million people affected by drought and famine. WFP continues its efforts to rehabilitate local infrastructure such as ports and feeder roads in the region, which not only significantly increased humanitarian access, but also facilitated the overall flow of international trade and generated subsequent revenue for local governments and helps build resiliency in the population that can reach markets more easily thus favoring the micro-economy.
Top row: Photo: WFP/Siegfried Modola
Bottom left: Photo: WFP/Judith Schuler
Bottom right: Photo: WFP/Susannah Nicol