THE PRESS TALKS ABOUT THE DROUGHT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
Kenya: Faced with the Drought, Pastoralist Lifestyle is in Danger
RFI, October 22nd, 2022
Semi-Arid and Arid Lands in Kenya are economically dependent on farming production. In East-Samburu, with the ravaging drought, farmers encounter more and more difficulties to keep their families afloat with the sole revenue of their agricultural activities. Their living conditions have dramatically worsened, which threatens the preservation of this traditional lifestyle. Read more.
Drought & Conflict: A Never-Ending Ordeal for Somalians
Marianne, November 18th, 2022
The drought in Somalia comes at a difficult time when the country is facing multiple crises among which the impacts of the conflict in Ukraine, food prices inflation, the global Covid-19 pandemic, and the attacks by armed groups. For the inhabitants of Baidoa, the situation seems desperate as many have lost both their loved ones and their livelihood to the drought. Only education and land regeneration seem to be the solutions to save the future of the generations to come. Read more.
Kenya is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years
La Croix, November 22nd, 2022
The drought is deteriorating the living conditions of millions of people in Kenya, especially in rural communities. Cattle and crops have dramatically shrunk, and inhabitants of agricultural areas like Samburu are struggling to make ends meet. ACTED is assisting drought-affected communities and warns that the pastoralist lifestyle is now in danger. Read more.
Somalia: “We Were Forced to Flee”, in Baidoa, Influx of Refugees Searching for Help
RFI, December 6th, 2022
Forced internal displacement is one of the consequences of the drought in Somalia. Many families can no longer find food or water for survival, forcing them to flee to internally displaced people’s camps to find help. ACTED is working in these camps and highlights the necessity to find more durable solutions for these communities. Read more.
From Baidoa to Hargeisa, Famine and Devastation
Le Vif, December 15th, 2022
Faced with the choice of either staying and losing everything to the drought or leaving to be safe from armed groups, pastoralist communities are among the most vulnerable populations affected by the drought. The few remaining farmers only have sufficient food to feed their families and cattle, while the majority have lost everything without any other ways to make a living. As devastation is taking hope away, ACTED calls on donors to invest in innovation to respond to the crisis in Somalia and Somaliland. ACTED also intends to promote resilience by regenerating the soils hence protecting the pastoralist lifestyle despite the drought. Read more.