Somalilandsun : Two years ago Somaliland was reeling under a severe and recurrent drought that devastated livelihoods especially in the rural areas where economic life is basically livestock dependent.
On 17 Apr 2017 the DW aired a video on the desperase search for water in east-African Somaliland, where most people make their living raising and trading in livestock. But two years of drought have left most of their animals dead, and hunger threatens the population.
While reairing the video we wonder did the rain come in time to prevent a catastrophe?
According to HALO Trust In drought ravaged Somaliland, water is a scarce and precious commoditHALO Trust In drought ravaged Somaliland, water is a scarce and precious commodity. Only 30 per cent of residents in the capital, Hargeisa, currently have access to mains supplies. The pipelines are outdated and more than 700,000 people out of the 1 million population are relying on private water trucks for their daily needs. The trucked water is pumped from contaminated aquifers and five times more expensive than piped water. Diarrhoea and waterborne diseases are prevalent.