How El Niño is threatening livelihoods | ActionAid UK

How El Niño is threatening livelihoods

Daeka, 12, lives in a drought-affected village in western Somaliland. “My family has lost over half of our sheep. Right now we only have enough food to eat one meal a day and most days we only drink half a cup of water each. There are many other children like me who have the same problem.”
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Food insecurity in Somaliland

Almost 380,000 people across Somaliland and Puntland (a region in north-eastern Somalia) have been left without enough food following extreme drought. People in Somaliland are facing massive food shortages.

To make matters worse, drought is causing rising water prices, significant loss of livestock and crippling cereal harvests, leaving many poor families in debt.

We are currently working in Somaliland to respond to the East Africa crisis - providing thousands of families who are desperately hungry with urgently needed food, water and shelter.

Donate to our East Africa Crisis Appeal


ActionAid’s emergency response in Somaliland

sacks and boxes of food

litres of water

women received loans


Page updated 14 August 2019