Africa Aware: Drought in the Horn of Africa

This episode discusses how the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in 40 years is affecting more than 20 million people across several countries.

39 minute listen

Abdirahman Abdishakur, Special Presidential Envoy for Drought Response for the Federal Republic of Somalia, outlines the Somali government’s planning to prevent famine.

Parvin Ngala, Regional Director at Oxfam International, highlights international efforts to respond to the drought, the importance of empowering civil society in these circumstances, and what long-term mitigation measures are necessary to avoid a return to this situation.