Horn of Africa

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A Global Response to Save Children from Hunger

Following one of the worst droughts in recent memory, an unprecedented humanitarian aid operation unfolded in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, UNICEF and partners helped save the lives of countless children suffering from hunger, malnutrition and disease in the region and reverse the famine in Somalia.

As encouraging as these results are, the humanitarian crisis is far from over. Drought and desertification continue to threaten the region. As of September 2018, more than 680,000 children under the age of five are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. 

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