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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00916
Date : 09/09/2019
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Galgaduud Region, village of Gidheys. A man who receives ICRC financial assistance, which helps him meet his basic needs.
Photographer : HUSSEIN DAHIR, Anisa
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Web site, article, 26.09.2019. «A 63-year-old father of 11 children begins to tell the ICRC about the livestock he lost. “I had 400 goats and five camels in 2016. The drought ‘ate’ 100 of my goats and three camels. Then came 2017: out of the 300 goats remaining, the drought again claimed 150 goats and the remaining two camels. I started 2018 with a total of 150 goats which were decimated, leaving me with only 40. This year I have a small heard of 50 – weak, but alive.” Between the years 2016 and 2017 Somalia faced one of its most severe droughts due to consecutive poor rainy seasons which pushed the country to the brink of famine with over half of the population in desperate need of assistance. The drought triggered crop failure and high levels of livestock deaths and sickness.
[…] Fast forward to 2019, the rains came late and when they did come, they were not enough. Crops failed. It was harder to keep livestock alive. Communities once again were plunged into crisis and today, food is a constant struggle for many. For some, the ICRC’s financial assistance programme is the only means of survival that they know.
[…] The ICRC cannot make the rains come, but it is doing what it can. More than 9,200 families in Galgaduud are receiving cash that the ICRC hopes will help them meet their most pressing needs. The ICRC are doing this across 11 regions, reaching some 186,000 people with cash and will then follow up with seeds and planting tools and other initiatives to help people recover. »
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Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour