*From the Water Channel*
In an area dependent on thin and fragile rainfall, disaster has arrived: drought, massive loss of livestock, just a straw away from famine.
“We have 30 berkads (water reservoirs) in this immediate area, but all but a couple are now entirely empty”. Resident of Hagira (Xageera), on the way to Waridaad.
“There is no water in this area, no wells or shallow water. Even if our animals could eat this vegetation there is nowhere to water them ”. Abdulahi, pastoralist met in vicinity of Owdale.
Read the complete blog of James Firebrace who visited the Eastern Somaliland on the request of Somaliland’s Presidency and National Drought Committee to document the hidden crisis in Eastern Somaliland.