Crisis in Somaliland: drought and famine threaten millions

Crisis in Somaliland: drought and famine threaten millions.
In Somalia over six million need humanitarian assistance, around 680,000 people have fled the drought there since last November and around 1.4 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year.
This is the fourth rainy season when there has been little or no rain in Somaliland, which was one of the first areas hit by drought three years ago.
I’ve never seen a drought like this.
I had 200 goats and now I have 20 left.” Qoran is among the residents selected by the NGO Concern Worldwide to receive a cash transfer she can use in the local shop.
Nearly 23,000 received support in the form of cash and EU Humanitarian Aid has given money to help nearly 14,000 people.
Euronews reporter Monica Pinna spoke to Heather Blackwell of EU Humanitarian Aid and asked her: “Just six years ago Somalia suffered a famine that cost the lives of over a quarter of a million people.
Mercy Gitau of Concern Worldwide in Somalia told us about the Baldheere storage facility: “This tank contains 270,000 litres of water.
Before the tank was built, getting water required huge effort.
When there were tensions between the two countries the border was closed and we had to go 15 kilometres.

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