Families pushed to the brink as drought persists in Puntland
Once again, Somalia is facing a severe drought, threatening the lives of children like Nacima across the country. The failure of the 2019 Gu’ (April-June) rains, following on from poor 2018 Deyr (October-December) rainfall, and unusually hot, dry conditions during the 2019 Jilaal (January-March) has caused widespread crop failure and accelerated decline in livestock productivity, pushing families in the worst-affected areas to the brink.
As drought worsens in Somaliland, UNICEF and partners scale up support to children
UNICEF: Humanitarian Situation Report: August 2019