Locusts take flight
Kenya is facing its worst desert locust outbreak in 70 years, threatening the food security of millions. The infestation has spread through much of the eastern part of the continent and the Horn of Africa.
From the story: ‘Like an Umbrella Had Covered the Sky’: Locust Swarms Despoil Kenya.
Madonna and Child
Eyl, Somalia, April 2017. Halima Jama Samatar, 80, is a resident of Eyl, Somalia and guardian to 12 orphans. With no source of income and several mouths to feed, she begs to support her family.
'There has been a drought in all aspects of our life, not just rain or loss of livestock. Its has been a difficult journey. Sometimes I was forced to choose which child to feed and I often go without myself.'