Americares is delivering emergency medical aid to Somalia, where a prolonged drought has pushed the country to the brink of famine. The crisis in East Africa is one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in decades. Political conflict and a severe shortage of rain has propelled the region into a devastating food crisis that’s endangering the lives of 20 million people in four countries. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, and other countries in the region are at risk of famine if the international community does not act quickly. Americares response to the crisis focuses on treating cholera, a deadly diarrheal disease spread by contaminated water.