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Ali Hassan’s family is among the thousands affected by the drought that hit Bilil area, in northern Somalia. A 45-year old father of nine, Ali makes a living from rearing his livestock, a task he shares with his wife and children. Before the current drought, his herd totaled around 400 sheep and goats. The animals were a source of meat and milk for his family, and with the money he made from their sale he was able to cater for his family’s needs. Hard-hit by the worst drought they have encountered in years, Ali now remains with only 100 malnourished animals.
When Abdul Noor Aliya’s mother talked to him about the value of poultry business, he was skeptical. As a Boran man, he had learned from a very young age that cattle, sheep, and goats are the highest value domestic animals. Surely his mother couldn’t be right!
In the Bari region of Somalia, local residents are facing one of the worst droughts they have experienced in recent years. Two consecutive failed rainy seasons are wreaking havoc on pastoral communities, robbing them of their livelihoods and way of life. Grazing lands, water catchments, and dams have all dried up, and animals are suffering. Many of them are even too weak to walk.
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 2014.
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