A woman walks with her starving donkey. Climate change wreaks havoc on the livelihoods of communities in Somali region. Three consecutive failed rainy seasons have brought severe drought – leading to depletion of livelihoods and acute food insecurity. Water shortage is chronic, forcing women and children to to walk long distances from their homes. The condition pastoralists highly valued livestock is deteriorating. In response, UNICEF, in close coordination with the local authorities, is working tirelessly to provide life-saving assistance to those desperately in need. This includes the rehabilitation of boreholes and water schemes, emergency water trucking, treatment of severely malnourished children and providing emergency education and child protection support. Sagalo village, Korahe zone, Kebridahar woreda (district), Somali region, Ethiopia, 21 January 2022 ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2022/Mulugeta Ayene

Japan to Offer $6.5m Grant Aid to Drought Response in Somali…

ADDIS ABABA – Japan has decided to extend an emergency grant aid worth USD 6.5 million to the people affected by

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