The European Commission has announced new humanitarian assistance of 60 million euros to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, facing food insecurity due to drought.
The bulk of the funding, 40 million euros, will go to the most vulnerable people in Somalia, while 15 million will go to Ethiopia and 5 million to Kenya.
The aid will also support projects addressing water supply, livestock protection and response to disease outbreaks.
Some 17 million people are in urgent need of food.
This additional assistance brings EU humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda to nearly 260 million euros since the beginning of 2017.