Khadija Mohamed holds her son Mohamed Abdi, 8 months, as he is prepared to receive an IV needle in order to recieve fluids to combat severe malnutrition on March 23, 2017 in Burao, Somaliland. The pastoralist family had migrated from the Gaashaamo region of Ethiopia due drought conditions. 363,000 Somali children under age 5 who are acutely malnourished, including 71,000 who are severely malnourished and face a high risk of disease and death. Somalia is on the edge of famine as drought conditions have left 6 million people in need of food aid throughout the country.
A man walks his livestock to a nearly dry riverbed on February 24, 2017 in Dhudo, Somalia. People travel up to 75 kilometers to this area to get water, as it is one of the only sources left in the region. Somalia is currently on the brink of famine with over half of the country's population facing acute food insecurity according to the United Nations. The intensifying crisis has humanitarian groups racing to stop a repeat of 2011, in which 260,000 people died of famine throughout country.
Bashir Bille, 40, stands by the body of his son, Noor Bashir, 4, as men pray prior to his burial at the Mogor I Maanyi IDP camp in Baidoa, Somalia on May 13, 2017. Noor died from complications from cholera, and was the third burial of the morning.
Faysa Hasan, 5, sits on the floor of emergency ward of Borama Regional Hospital in Somalia on March 21, 2017. Faysa was admitted to the hospital weighing only 11 kilograms after traveling from pastoral lands 17 kilometers away. Drought has particularly targeted pastoralists throughout the country, killing camels and livestock, leaving people with no source of income or food.
Haweeya Ahmed, 19, watches her son at her sister-in-law's home on March 22, 2017 in Cadow Yuurura. Ms. Ahmed moved with her husband and two children after losing 50 of their livestock to the drought. The small home is currently sheltering approximately 20 family members. The village is growing due to migrating pastoralists fleeing drought stricken areas.
A lone calf stands tied to a tree outside the village of Beer, Somalia. Drought conditions have led to a scarcity of clean water in the region.
Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, cries next to his mother Sahro Mohamed Mumin, 30, and brother, Abdulrahman Mahamud, 2, as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a government run health clinic on February 25, 2017 in Shada, Somalia. Abdullahi was diagnosed with bronchitis, Abdulrahman with pneumonia. Both children were also suffering from severe malnutrition.The family lost all of their animals due to drought and had traveled 150 kilometers in search of a better situation.
An aerial view of the dried landscape outside of Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital city on March 21, 2017.
Boys watch as water is pumped from a nearly dried up riverbed on February 24, 2017 in Dhudo, Somalia.
Osman Hasan Yare, about 70, is cared for by a relative at Tawwakul 2 Diinsoor in Baidoa, Somalia. Yare came to the camp of close to 155,000 people with his family two months ago because of the drought, and is now afflicted by what his relatives think is a urinary tract infection.
Women at an IDP camp outside of Ainabo. In the last 3 months, 447 pastoralist families have moved to the camp due to drought conditions. Somalia is on the edge of famine as drought conditions have left 6 million people in need of food aid throughout the country.
Recently dug graves sit at the edges of a cemetery at the Shabelle IDP camp on February 26, 2017 in Garowe, Somalia. The camp had seen an reported 20 deaths from a water born illness in the past two weeks.