Horn of Africa
Disaster type: Food Crisis
In 2011, the Horn of Africa was hit by a major food crisis that affected millions of people in drought-stricken areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Somalia was the worst-hit country in the region and the United Nations declared a famine in two of its southern areas in July 2011. Tens of thousands of Somalis fled the drought and conflict-fraught country to neighboring Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti seeking food and refuge.