Government, Partners ramp up drought response

The drought situation is expected to improve slightly in the next few weeks due to the rains registered in parts of the ASALs,
especially in terms of the availability of water and pasture. However, the situation remains critical in food security, livestock, water,
education health and nutrition sectors. The number of people in need of food assistance is estimated at 3.5 million, a situation likely
to prevail beyond June 2022.

The Government has forged partnerships with development partners and the private sector in concerted efforts to cushion
communities affected by drought.

NDMA Drought Resilience Newsletter_April 2022