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Habiba, 50, (left) has walked for 25 days from Ethiopia to travelled to Ceelbaxay water-point in Somaliland, in desperate search of water.
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Why drought is putting women at increased risk of violence this World Water Day

Alexa Phillips 22 Mar 2017

This World Water Day, find out why drought is making women and girls in East Africa more vulnerable to violence.

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We need to help people at risk of famine, before it's too late

Sadia Abdi Alin 15 Mar 2017

Somalia is at risk of famine. Sadia Abdi Alin, the Executive Director of ActionAid Somaliland, the region of Somalia where ActionAid works, blogs about the devastating impact that hunger is having on communities.

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