Horn of Africa crisis health update for donors in Geneva
The Horn of Africa crisis is putting close to 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 4.8 million reside in Ethiopia, 3.7 million in Somalia, 3.7 million in Kenya, 600 000 in Uganda and 165 000 in Djibouti. In Somalia, drought and conflict have displaced around 1.5 million people within the country and forced up to 420 000 people to seek help in Kenya and Ethiopia. In July, daily arrivals in each country ranged from 1300 to 1700. The majority are women and children.
Health systems in affected areas are weak and all too often do not offer minimal services for child and reproductive health, much less services for emergency obstetric care, pre- and postnatal care, safe blood transfusion, prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections and sexual violence.