Around 10 million children face severe drought conditions across Ethiopia, Kenya, Somaliland and Somalia, according to Unicef. Some areas of Somalia are already at risk of famine due to drought. Across the Horn of Africa, millions of people suffer from dire water shortages. Many water points have dried up or diminished in quality, heightening the risk of water-borne diseases. Families are forced to ration their water use. In some of the worst affected areas in Somalia, water prices have spiked by up to 72% since last November. As thousands of schools lack access to water, 15 million children are already out of school. Children without parental care or at the risk of losing it are especially vulnerable to food insecurity and its multiple effects.