Africa drought: Somalis flee famine
Thousands are forced to seek food in swollen refugee camps as Somalia descends further into chaos and drought sweeps the Horn of Africa.
The UN reveals famine has spread to three quarters of Somalia, threatening 750,000 people with imminent starvation. Islamic Relief in the UK tells Channel 4 News the situation is now "catastrophic".
Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman travels into Mogadishu, to witness thousands of refugees who have risked everything crossing conflict zones to escape famine in the countryside.
Failure to heed early warning signs of drought led to tens of thousands of deaths in East Africa, says a report by Oxfam and Save the Children.
Heavy rains in Mogadishu have swept away makeshift camps housing people fleeing from famine. Channel 4 News hears from a charity worker who met a woman whose daughter was lost in the deluge.
Two women working for the aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres at the world's biggest refugee camp, Dadaab, are kidnapped by gunmen.
Millions of people face starvation across east Africa as failed rains bring severe drought. In the refugee camp of Dadaab, numbers have swelled to critical levels as people seek food and water.
The Disasters Emergency Committee tells Channel 4 News that just over a quarter of money it has raised towards the Horn of Africa Appeal is going to Somalia, the epicentre of the drought crisis.
In the first interview with a western news organisation since the UN declared famine in Somalia, a spokesman for the al-Shabaab Islamist group tells Channel 4 News there is no famine, only drought.
More than one million children have been displaced by the disaster in east Africa, and one charity tells Channel 4 News the situation in Somalia is "definitely getting worse".