When camels die, that is the beginning of the end for pastoralists’ livelihoods - Drought in Somalia
“The Horn of Africa is in a state of severe drought crisis beyond what it has ever seen before,” says Gezahegn Gebrehana, ACT’s Regional Representative for Africa. Somalia is among the most seriously affected countries after four consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. The situation is made worse by the ongoing conflict there. The drought is so severe that not just cattle and goats are dying, but even camels are dying from lack of water! When camels die, that is the beginning of the end for pastoralists’ livelihoods.”
Five ACT Alliance members are involved in responding to the drought in Somalia. ACT is providing food assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services, education (school-feeding programs), health and nutrition, cash based interventions, livestock interventions, as well as early recovery and livelihoods support to the affected populations in various districts in Puntland and Somaliland states. Read the ACT appeal here.
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