No Country For Nomads: The Hard Life Of A Somali Shepherd

Well-adapted to the desert, but not to the modern world Continue reading “No Country For Nomads: The Hard Life Of A Somali Shepherd”

Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital

Burao, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – Somaliland’s ruling political party KULMIYE, donated $70,000 to Burao General Hospital on Tuesday in response to the deadly AWD outbreak that has left close to 50 dead and thousands hospitalized. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital”

Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change

By Michelle Higelin 

Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, which is why they must take the lead role in fighting it, says Michelle Higelin, Interim Director of Actionaid Australia explains. Continue reading “Trump Sinks, So Women Must Lead The Fight To Tackle Climate Change”

Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation

As goats grazed on pieces of spinach and cows languished under the shade of trees, Maryan Hudun surveyed her farm contentedly. Continue reading “Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation”

Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness

Dust swirls around our 4×4 as we speed across an open plain in remote Somaliland heading to an emergency: a suspected cholera outbreak. Continue reading “Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness”

Meet The Doctors And Nurses Behind The Fight Against Starvation In Somaliland

In Somaliland, medical workers are in a desperate race against time to save millions of children from death. Continue reading “Meet The Doctors And Nurses Behind The Fight Against Starvation In Somaliland”

A Desperate Plea For Help As Four African Nations Near A Famine Crisis

ABC News anchor David Muir and his team traveled with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, as the organization sent out mobile clinics to isolated villages deep in the deserts of Somaliland. Continue reading “A Desperate Plea For Help As Four African Nations Near A Famine Crisis”

In The Land Of Frankincense

The isolated territory of Somaliland sees the industry as both a blessing and a curse. Continue reading “In The Land Of Frankincense”

Somaliland: ‘Things Are Worse Now Than Two Months Ago’

Rageh Omaar

The Governor of Somaliland’s drought-ravaged eastern province of Togdheer stood calmly against a backdrop of flimsy shelters created out of thorn bushes and scraps of plastic and torn cloth that had sprung up in the two months that I’d last been in the villages around Einaabo. Continue reading “Somaliland: ‘Things Are Worse Now Than Two Months Ago’”

Somaliland Rangers Rescue Cheetah Cubs From Illegal Wildlife Trade

 

Somaliland police have rescued nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult from illegal wildlife traders with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Continue reading “Somaliland Rangers Rescue Cheetah Cubs From Illegal Wildlife Trade”

Paving A Safe Road To Prosperity In Somaliland

Ahmed Nuur Aw Nuuh owns a small business in Ceel Bardaale, Somaliland, where he buys milk and vegetables from local farmers to sell at the market in the town of Gabiley. A town that should have only been 23 km away.  Continue reading “Paving A Safe Road To Prosperity In Somaliland”

Diarrhoea Kills 28 In Somaliland In 10 Days: Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned today of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days. Continue reading “Diarrhoea Kills 28 In Somaliland In 10 Days: Red Cross”

Multi-Million Dollar Deal For Somaliland’s Historic Port Sparks Land Rush

By Tom Gardner

BERBERA, Somaliland – The land along the road into Berbera is barren and empty. Somaliland’s small, rusty Gulf of Aden port which for centuries made the town prosperous rises suddenly out of the ground as the road hits the coast. Continue reading “Multi-Million Dollar Deal For Somaliland’s Historic Port Sparks Land Rush”

Official Says 80 Percent Of Livestock Dead In Somaliland

Las-Anod, Somaliland — Authorities in the republic of Somaliland say at least 80 percent of the country’s livestock have died due to the crippling drought that has also killed dozens of people and forced thousands into displaced persons camps. Continue reading “Official Says 80 Percent Of Livestock Dead In Somaliland”

Official: At Least 25 Starve To Death In Somaliland

At least 25 people have died of starvation in the republic of Somaliland as the Horn of Africa grapples with an increasingly severe drought. Continue reading “Official: At Least 25 Starve To Death In Somaliland”

Desperation In Somaliland: No Food, Only Dust

Time is running out for goat and sheep farmers in Somaliland, who have livestock to save, but no way to do so. Continue reading “Desperation In Somaliland: No Food, Only Dust”

Somaliland Drought “A Kind Of Nightmare” – And A Security Threat: Minister

The loss of the Somaliland’ livestock – the basis of its economy – to drought could worsen security threats in the Horn of Africa, the environment minister warns Continue reading “Somaliland Drought “A Kind Of Nightmare” – And A Security Threat: Minister”

West Country Unites To Tackle East Africa Famine

Across the West Country people are responding to an appeal to help the 20 million people affected by drought in East Africa, in what’s being described as the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. Continue reading “West Country Unites To Tackle East Africa Famine”

As Sir Mohamed Farah Fronts An Appeal About Starvation In East Africa, UK Charity Shelterbox Gears Up To Help The Drought-Hit Nomads Of Somaliland

‘I was born in Somalia and it breaks my heart to hear stories of how families are suffering.’ As Olympian Sir Mohamed Farah calls the world’s attention to East Africa’s drought and famine, Cornwall based ShelterBox is making partnership plans to help Somaliland families Continue reading “As Sir Mohamed Farah Fronts An Appeal About Starvation In East Africa, UK Charity Shelterbox Gears Up To Help The Drought-Hit Nomads Of Somaliland”