In Ethiopia, 8.5 million people are currently food insecure and require urgent assistance.
In the last three months alone this number has increased dramatically from 7.8 million as the situation worsens.
376,000 children aged five or under are severely malnourished.
An acute lack of food and water across the region has led to people fleeing their homes in search of survival.
Islamic Relief Ethiopia is one of just a few agencies able to access the Afar Zone in the Somali region, which is amongst the worst affected areas in East Africa.