Killing Drought in Somalia
Drought in Somalia is called a national disaster, and the United Nations recognizes the existence of a major humanitarian crisis. Approximately 6 million people, about half of the country's population, are recognized as needing help against the background of the upcoming full-scale famine. The last two seasons were low rainfall, which caused a major crop failure. More than half of the population is engaged in the livestock industry, drought threatens their main source of food and survival. In Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan, famine has already been declared in some areas.