El Niño has caused major flooding in Kenya and Somalia impacting more than 1.25 million people. Throughout the wider Horn of Africa region an estimated 7 million people are at risk flooding due to El Niño.
In tandem with our humanitarian partners the UK is stepping up its response. In Somalia we have allocated £11 million in humanitarian funding towards dedicated El Niño prevention and response projects with funding also provided to existing delivery partners to help take UK efforts to scale. Elsewhere, UK officials are working closely with relief agencies to ensure aid reaches those who need it most.