Somalia: The severe drought has led to the deaths of numerous livestock putting the livelihood of the pastoralist community in jeopardy. (UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Mulugeta Ayene)

Nearly 40 Million People in 17 African Countries Facing The Harsh Effects Of Drought This Year

What makes food price spikes all the harder to bear is that there is rarely a corresponding increase in peoples wages. And when the drought is over, prices often stay stubbornly high