More than 16 million people are on the brink of starvation and children are dying from malnutrition and preventable diseases.
People are in critical need of food, water and medical treatment, with women and children suffering the most.
Islamic Relief is already on the ground in East Africa, delivering life-saving assistance such as food, treatment for malnutrition and clean drinking water to millions of vulnerable people.
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Dotted around Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, are camps where countless desperate families arrive in search of food and water. It was at one of these camps, where teams from Islamic Relief regularly distribute food packs, that Tufail Hussain (Deputy Director, Islamic Relief UK) first met Fatouma.
Fatouma, from a village in the Burhakaba region, around 250km from Mogadishu, told her harrowing story of survival through the catastrophic drought.
“The drought has been with us for years, but in the last 12 months things became unbearable. My people are farmers, and our lives depend on our livestock and the land. The lack of rain meant nothing grew, which meant there was no food for the cattle to eat – which ultimately resulted in our remaining cattle dying very quickly. We had no choice, but to leave home in search of food and water.”
Read Fatouma’s full story here.
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