It is immoral, it is unacceptable.
Families have depleted most of their disposable resources such as maize and livestock, among others. They are now more vulnerable to food insecurity.
International and regional response to the drought has therefore to consider a regional perspective to avoid large-scale population movements from areas where there is no response to areas where assistance is being provided.
Malnutrition rates among children are alarmingly high and the areas have already seen large numbers of livestock deaths.
Although we are still doing some assessments, it appears as though many more people are being affected by this drought than we had imagined.