Without additional help, 250,000 are at risk of dying in the Horn of Africa before this crisis is over.
USAID is providing families with emergency food supplies today and, through President Obama's Feed the Future initiative, helping countries invest in agriculture to prevent the food crises of tomorrow.
In Kenya, Ethiopia and stable areas of northern Somalia, life-saving food aid is reaching families. But in southern Somalia, where control by terrorist groups, instability, and violence prevent us from reaching hungry families, we're using vouchers to enable people to buy food on the local market, and thus giving them a lifeline.
And because we've learned that the leading cause of death during famine is disease, not hunger, we're providing care to sick children and vaccinating them against preventable disease.
The U.S. will continue to lead the humanitarian response in the Horn. But the people in the midst of this crisis still need your help. Join us.