Families in the East and Horn of Africa have endured conflict, war and persecution. Now, flooding, drought and the devastating effects of climate change are leaving them with nowhere to run.
In the East and Horn of Africa, the climate crisis is pushing millions of refugees and vulnerable communities to the brink. Recurring droughts and floods are disrupting lives, communities and basic needs like shelter, food and water. This is leading to the loss of crops, livestock, and income. With little means to adapt, displaced families are suffering the most.
“There is a big difference between this drought and the previous ones – we have never seen this kind of drought before.” Osman Mohamed, 70 years, a displaced Somali.
UNHCR is supporting families with vital services like healthcare, food, water, sanitation, shelter, protection, cash grants and counselling, in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan.
We are also helping to create long-lasting change that will protect refugees and displaced people for generations to come, such as providing clean energy solutions, reforestation programmes, land restoration, along with disaster risk reduction support.
Your generous support will help to provide a lifeline to people caught between conflict and climate change.