Somaliland: SGBV for Climate-Forced Women Refugees Rampant in Hargeisa


Amina Abdul Hussein sits with her three year old daughter Sabrin inside their makeshift tent at the Mohamed Moge IDP camp in Hargeisa Somalilandphoto by Alice Rowsone

Somalilandsun – In Hargeisa which has become the main destination of climate-forced refugees and currently home to over 80,000 internally displaced persons life here is a far cry from the relief most had hoped for, the situation proving even worse for women refugees.
According to the INDEPENDENT, in Somaliland where Tens of thousands of people have been internally displaced as a direct result of the Horn of Africa’s ongoing unprecedented drought, it is women and young mothers who are bearing the brunt
At the Mohamed Moge camp in Hargeisa for the internally displaced mostly from drought-ridden eastern Somaliland Cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are rife. A lack of police presence, inadequate lighting, an absence of sanitary facilities and an increase in the number of female-only households has rendered this camp an ideal ground for SGBV, reports Alice Rowsone in her piece titled In Somaliland, women are being raped as a result of extreme drought and lack of support