Nearly half of Somalia’s estimated population of 14 million are in need of emergency assistance due to the severe and widespread drought. Millions have no food and water. More than 3 million Somalis are acutely malnourished, including 388,000 children who are in need of critical nutrition support.
And the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. In fact, almost 1 million people were displaced by the drought in 2017. At the same time, a growing number of Somali refugees are returning to Somalia from other countries in the region.