With drought, conflict and food price increases giving rise to famine conditions that are affecting more than 13 million people in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) has put the crisis on a map to help communicate the scope. WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations, and the map shows the areas hardest hit as well as where they are working to help address the crisis.
Unfortunately, some of the areas hardest hit are restricted to humanitarian aid organizations due to conflict, most notably in all of Somalia. Instead of bringing aid to these regions, those affected are seeking aid in neighboring countries where 1,300 Somali refugees enter Kenya, and 200 cross into Ethiopia every day.
The map shows operational data collected from organizations responding to crisis. The featured data was provided by the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) and the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit-Somalia (FSNAU).