Africa: Horn of Africa Drought: HORNOFAFRICADROUGHT018

Somalis guards walk through the rubble of the former frontline between Ugandan troops and Al Shabaab in the Ali Kameen intersection in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia, August 25, 2011.  Thousands of Somalis have traveled to neighboring countries and to the capital city of Mogadishu to escape extreme drought conditions in their villages--an estimated 1.7 million people have become drought displaced, according to an UNOCHA report. The horn of Africa is suffering one of the worst droughts in years, displacing thousands, and killing others through severe malnutrition, measles, and diarrhea.

Somalis guards walk through the rubble of the former frontline between Ugandan troops and Al Shabaab in the Ali Kameen intersection in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia, August 25, 2011. Thousands of Somalis have traveled to neighboring countries and to the capital city of Mogadishu to escape extreme drought conditions in their villages--an estimated 1.7 million people have become drought displaced, according to an UNOCHA report. The horn of Africa is suffering one of the worst droughts in years, displacing thousands, and killing others through severe malnutrition, measles, and diarrhea.