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Published On: Thu, Apr 13th, 2017

Exclusive: Inside Somaliland, where drought threatens starvation

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Araweelo News Network

Hargeisa(ANN)-On the horn of Africa in eastern Somaliland, crops have turned to dust and animal skeletons litter the landscape. It’s a grim reminder of the severe drought now threatening as many as 20 million people.

CTV’s Melanie Nagy is on the ground in the self-declared independent region of Somalia which, along with parts of Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan, is facing what the UN calls the largest humanitarian crisis since it was founded in 1945.

Nomadic farmer Farah Mohamed, 71, showed off the bones of dozens of goats that have already died since the rains stopped.

lost most of my livestock, my livelihood,” Mohamed said. “We are barely getting by.”
Mohamed called the drought “the worst I have ever seen.”


About the Author

- Arraale Mohamoud Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights Activist Arraale, is a 20 year experience as a professional Journalist and human rights activist Over the years, worked for the major News Papers in Somaliland as a reporter, editor and contributor. 2008 established website Araweelo News Network, he currently runs a web site based in Somaliland. who is the specializes in the investigation and reporting on issues relating to human rights, democracy, and good governance. contact: Send an SMS or MMS to + 252 63 442 5380 WhatsApp + 252 65 910 7347.

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