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Among the parched desert plants of the Roox village, thousands of pastoral families are battling to survive the ongoing drought. They have lost their livestock; their greatest source of livelihood and nutrition, and their access to credit. Hundreds of them are leaving their homelands to seek sanctuary in nearby villages. Over the past 6 weeks, Awedo and over a hundred of other people from all over Mudug have arrived near Roox. Roox is a small village 50 km north to Galkaio of Mudug region.
With a big yellow jerry can strapped to her back and two in here hands, 70 year old Halima has to walk at least 3 Km under the hot sun to collect water for her family. When there is not enough water in the nearest hand dug well, she walks further to the next one, and the next until she finds some water.
When we first met Hawa Mohamoud, she was with her three children getting water from the water catchment near the pastoral camp where lives. In a normal pastoral setting it’s quite unordinary to see such a pastoral congestion in one place, but the situation in which the drought leaves these families is far from ordinary.
Year by year, with your support, we have grown steadily, developing and strengthening our relationships with communities on the ground. We have expanded our work, first within Somalia and then to Kenya and South Sudan.
With your support, this is how we changed the story in 2015.
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