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Drought pushes displacement in Somaliland

Mercy Gitau, Concern Worldwide Somalia:

“What is happening is that most of these families are pastoralists, they have lost most of the animals. We find a family that had 80 livestock now had only 10, that means they have no food to eat, because they rely on livestock for milk, that is part of their daily food, so with the death of livestock it’s like their income is completely cut off. So you find among the households that you find in the centre of this village, some of them are coming from very far, from the rural, I have some cases here who told me “I just moved to the centre of the village so that I can access support, but otherwise my household is very far from the centre of the village”, so there is even movement within this same area. That’s how it’s working. Most of them have not left the village completely, they are here because support has come through. But this support didn’t come through, there are areas where support didn’t come through. There are people who had to move into other villages, into towns.

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