Somalia: Providing water to the most vulnerable in Gedo
European Commission - Fri, 8 Aug 2014 08:25 GMT, 08 Aug 2014
Just three years after famine was declared in parts of Somalia, a poor rainy season is once again threatening the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of poor households. The effects of these poor rains, namely disappointing harvests and rising food prices, are made worse by military operations and clan fighting, causing new displacements and disrupted markets.
In addition, our partners on the ground are seeing sick livestock, dried up water sources and an increase in the number of children being treated for acute malnutrition. While we wait for definitive figures on this worsening situation, this blog, provided by Solidarités International, aims to highlight the experiences of local people coping with this new crisis, and what our partners are doing to help in some of the most affected areas.