Somalia: Drought affecting thousands in Somaliland

Published on 30 March 2012

Officials in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, north-western Somalia, are appealing for food aid and potable water for thousands of families who have lost their livelihoods in the current drought. (..) In February, WFP provided food assistance to nearly 150,000 people in Somaliland, according to Challiss McDonough, WFP's Senior Spokesperson for East, Central and Southern Africa. (..) About 48,000 people also received food through the school meals programme; at least 42,000 received assistance through WFP’S food-for-assets programme and 8,000 others from its food-for-work activities.

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