Sanaag Drought Fund
Mohamed Ghalib Musse Surrey, BC
We at Somaliland Net we are trying to raise money for Sanaag Region in Somaliland which is affected by severe Drought for the last 3 years.
The Money we raise will be used to provide clean water medicine and Food for the People of Sanaag region in Somaliland. All the money will be distribute by Somali Golden Center which will transferring the money to Somaliland Drought Committee. Sanaag Region is one of the most affected by the drought.
Helping the Drought Victims in Somaliland Sanaag Region
Our goal is to raise 20,000 USD to Help the victims of the drought. Please help.
Somali Golden Center
80 Demesne Road
Charity Number 1129304
We are a Charity Voluntary Organisation based in
The UK we started our organisation 2007
We do a range of activities at the moment which are:
Welfare Benefit Advice
Basic IT Skills
Home Work Club – For Children 8-16 years in English, Science, Maths
We support the Local Community and support them into Work, Training and Employment.
Somali Golden centre of Opportunity
Will be transferring all funds to Somaliland Drought Committee, all the fund will distributed by Somali Golden Centre and Somaliland drought committee
Drought in Sanaag region.
Sanag regions, have witnessed below average rains since Gu 2015. In November 2015, cyclones Chapala and Megh caused significant damage and affected more than 70,000 people (FAO-SWALIM, 2016). Later in 2015, the development of an El-Nino system intensified poor performance of rains across the mainland. The interplay of these weather-related occurrences has exacerbated the poor humanitarian situation by creating fresh pressures.
According to UNOCHA (2015), an estimated 511,000 persons are in need of immediate, life-saving assistance in Bari, Nugal and Sanag regions. Specifically for Deyr 2015, Puntland has experienced low rains across large areas of Bari, Nugal, Sanag and Sool regions (FAO-FSNAU, 2015). In the absence of adequate infrastructure, poor performance of rains has resulted in direct and significant effects on living conditions for the local population. Throughout the study locations, loss of conventional water sources such as birkads, wells, dams and streams was noted. Key stakeholder interviews revealed that this has led to significant problems in meeting minimum drinking requirements for households.
At the same time, as large numbers of households compete for depleting water sources, consumption of poor quality water has reportedly resulted in spread of diseases such as diarrhoea, and gastric and renal disorders.
In parallel, water scarcity for animals has resulted in loss and reduced health of livestock, as well as declining milk production. Among household survey respondents, 53% reported that their herd was in ‘very thin’ condition, while 47% said that their herd was in ‘thin’ condition – representing a total of 100%. As livestock is a mainstay of the local economy, key informant interviews documented significant pressures on income and economic activity. This, in turn, has translated into reduced access to food and basic services.
Critical issues identified during the assessment included loss of livelihoods, poor access to drinking water and food, and high prevalence of malnutrition. Access to basic services such as health, education, sanitation and protection were also chronic concerns.
In terms of the near future, discussions with key informants revealed that the effects of the drought will become more intense with temperature increases over the coming months. At the same time, disease outbreaks and water contamination issues can also be expected to increase. In this context, the anticipated Gu rains in March will prove a watershed: normal or above average performance of rains is expected to alleviate the poor water situation across the regions. However, sporadic or below-average rains will intensify the crisis and significantly enhance associated humanitarian needs.
Somaliland Drought 2016
Sanaag Region is in Dire state of humantarian assistance
We at Somaliland Net we are tryin to rise fund for Sanaag Region for the victims of the drought 2016
Please help us to help the people who are affected by this drought.
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Posted by Mohamed Ghalib Musse
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The severe drought which is presently affecting the major part of the Somaliland rural population has been gathering momentum for the las two years. The failed gu, dayr and karan rains of last two years unleashed devastating drought effect on the communities from Somaliland western regions of Awdal, Selel, Gabiley, Maroodijeex, Hawd, Saaxil and also from Eastern Sanaag. The populations of these regions, experienced decimation of their livestock assets, drastic failures of their crops and a dwindling supply capacity of their water sources. The official estimate of the drought affected population is over a million people that needs immediate humanitarian support of food, water and medical attention for both the people and their livestock
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