When the rains fail, everything changes.
After four failed consecutive rainy seasons, four countries across the Horn of Africa are experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. Overall, in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, 10 million children need urgent life-saving support, with 1.7 million children severely malnourished across the subregion.
Once a country that relied on the main rainy season for agricultural production, Ethiopia has been severely impacted by the drought. Without the rain, harvests are ruined, water sources run dry and children are left dependant on food aid for survival.
The drought is pushing communities to the brink; with chronic food shortages, malnutrition is on the rise.
See what the worst drought in decades means for children and how UNICEF is delivering life-saving supplies.