Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thousands of Somalis struggle in aftermath of devastating cyclone via Sabahi: More than 100,000 people are struggling in Somalia's cyclone-hit north-eastern Puntland region, aid agencies warned Friday (November 29th), saying floodwaters had wiped out the livestock two-thirds of the people survive on, AFP reported.

A joint statement by 12 agencies -- including Somali organisations as well as international ones such as CARE International, Oxfam, Save the Children, Refugees International and World Vision -- said that people are "in dire need of food, clean drinking water and shelter".

"For the pastoralist communities, the loss of their livestock could lead to an even greater number of people dying," said Degan Ali, from Somali agency Adeso. "Livestock is the basis of the local economy and their only means of survival."...

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