News release, 15 April 2016

Nairobi/Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society have begun distributing rice, beans and cereals to nearly 60,000 people affected by drought in northern Somalia.

Below average rains during the rainy season made the situation worse causing livestock prices to fall. This has caused a shortfall in household incomes in the drought-hit areas.

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