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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01738-N
Date : 02/2017
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Title : Somalia : family fights to survive after drought kills grandson, 1,100 goats and sheep
Duration : 00:12:42
Cameraman : NG'ANG'A KAMAU, Mark
Editor : NG'ANG'A KAMAU, Mark
Person appearing :
YAZDI, Pedram (coordinateur COM, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : AV601N
Description : Bile Abdi’s grandson died from a lack of water, and the larger family saw more than 1,100 of their goats and sheep perish, the devastating outcome of the drought crippling families across Somalia.
While dry spells are not new in Somalia, a failed rainy season last year has exacerbated the conditions on the ground, and now fears of a period of severe hunger are rippling through the region, including in neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia.
Abdi, 75 years old, and his extended family are seeking refuge – including water and viable grazing land -- in Tukaraq, 150 kilometres from their home. Like many other drought-affected families across Somalia, their situation is getting desperate.
Most people in Somalia are pastoralists who depend on their livestock for survival. The drought conditions have forced these communities to travel long distances in search of water and pasture.
Pedram Yazdi, a delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross, said residents in search of food and water are being forced to leave some family members behind who are too weak to move.
Abdi and his family are among many others who have sought refuge in Tukarak village. There are temporary shelters surrounding the village.
As part of it its response to the severe drought in Somalia, the ICRC on February 14, 2017 began a series of food distributions starting in locations across northern Somalia that will continue also in South-Central, including in areas affected by conflict.
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Spanish title : Somalia : family fights to survive after drought kills grandson, 1,100 goats and sheep
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