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Published On: Fri, Apr 21st, 2017

Somaliland: A little goes a long way

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Araweelo News Network

Hargeisa(ANN)-Nomadic communities like Anab’s are leaving their villages in the thousands because of Somalia’s relentless drought.
Anab Salah (33) counts 25 sheep and goats. Only 25, she thinks. It’s a tiny amount compared to the 150 she owned before the drought struck. Anab’s family, like the rest of her community in Fiqifuliye village, lost most of their livestock to the worst drought that has hit in 20 years. They were forced to leave their nomadic life and move to another village for support.

Facing famine
Fiqifuliye village lies in the Sanaag in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia. Sanaag has been hit hard by several years of consecutive failed rains. The result has been two back-to-back droughts. Over 444,000 have been displaced in five short months across the country – some 16,000 in Sanaag region alone. Experts fear that if the situation doesn’t improve, famine will strike Somalia in the coming months. Last time famine struck Somalia, 260,00 people died.

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 63 4764409 + 252 65 910 7347.

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