Hafsa Abdikader Ahmed, 20, came to a camp for displaced people with her two children near Garowe in Somalia just 10 days before this photo was taken. She says her husband dropped them off and returned to their village. “We used to have more than 150 goats, all of them but two have died because of the drought. Which is devastating…goats generate milk, meat, and money if we sell them.”
Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam Novib

The real F-word

Famine is at the door in Somalia. So why hasn’t famine actually been declared yet? Read more about the causes, effects, and how you can help reduce the likelihood of famine in East Africa.

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