"Somalia's Worst Drought In Four Decades Means Millions Need Aid"

"BAARDHEERE, Somalia -It has not rained on Habiba Maow Iman's farm in southern Somalia for two years. Her animals are dead; her crops failed.

Wrapped in a shawl stamped with rows of white flowers, the 61-year-old is one of tens of thousands seeking aid on the outskirts of Baardheere town.

The Horn of Africa region is facing the driest conditions in more than four decades after three consecutive rainy seasons failed, according to the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP).

More than four million Somalis like Iman will struggle to find food if the rains don't come in April, WFP said."

Feisal Omar reports for Reuters March 15, 2022.

Source: Reuters, 03/16/2022