240,000 People At Risk As Drought Is Declared In Somaliland

Adeso file photo from the 2011 drought in SomaliaAdeso File Photo from the 2011 Drought in Somalia

Somaliland is currently experiencing an acute drought that has affected more than 240,000 people (40,000 Households) due to the shortfall of the Gu (April-June) rains in 2014 and 2015.

The most affected regions are Awdal, Maroodijeeh, and Gebiley, which are traditionally the main food producing regions.

Other regions affected include Selel and Sahil. As a result of the failed rains, there has been poor crop production, acute shortage of water, and death of livestock – a key source of livelihood for communities in Somaliland. Consequentially, malnutrition is at its highest peak among infants, small children, the elderly, sick and other vulnerable groups.

Press release -   Drought in Somalia