Baidoa in Somalia has seen no rain in two years. Cattle are dead, wells are dry and fields are empty – certain diseases such as cholera have become
‘How can we be eating lobster, when only 200 kilometres away, in the last 48 hours, 100 people died of starvation?’.
Over 80 percent of livestock has disappeared from several areas of Somaliland: killed by a drought which has hit the autonomous region in northern Somalia.
The future has never been so bleak for the children of Yemen.
There's mounting concern about famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria
An SOS has been sent out by the UN over the growing threat posed by a drought in Kenya.
Thousands of families caught up in South Sudan’s famine are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the River Nile.
Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.
Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.
Yemen has only around three months supply of wheat stocks and could see similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.