The Horn of Africa nation is faced with an acute crisis mainly due to the persistent drought that has affected the nation for several decades. Foods in Somalia are highly priced and the armed conflicts therein further escalate the problem.
There are over 10 million Somalis who under high risk. This includes 2.8 million people in Somalia, 3.5 million people in Kenya, and 3.2 million people in Ethiopia.
In view of this UNICEF has always been active in offering mitigating measures aimed at reducing the adverse effects of the persistent drought. The humanitarian organization has been fully funding various life-saving actions to help over 480,000 children who are severely malnourished and 1,650,000 facing moderate malnourishment. UNICEF is also involved in drilling of boreholes in Somalia to ensure that more people have easy access to clean water. Moreover, various water sources have been chlorinated, a number of pumping stations have been repaired, and water trucking has been enhanced.