More than ten million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti are now in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. This is the most severe food crisis in the world today. Some areas are experiencing the driest period in 60 years. Rising food and fuel prices, the death of livestock and conflict have all added to the terrible impact of the drought. We have heard from our colleagues that people are having to walk for 3 hours to find water, when previously it was only ½ hour.