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The natural catastrophes of recent years brought about devastating consequences but no catastrophe has reached such dramatic proportions as the prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa.

Around 12.4 million people were at risk of food shortages and had to flee. The situation in Somalia was particularly bad: From the centre and south of the country, where chaotic conditions had prevailed for decades, people streamed across the borders into Ethiopia and Kenya, countries that were themselves battling the consequences of the drought.

More than a quarter of the Somali population is now on the move..

The “Dadaab” refugee camp in northern Kenya, originally designed for 90,000 refugees, had to take in 360,000 and was completely overcrowded. Most of the refugees were completely exhausted after days of marching, many children, particularly those under five, were malnourished and in desperate need of help. In view of this situation, search requests for Somali refugees have risen significantly. They now represent the second largest group of incoming search requests received by the GRC Tracing Service.