Terror, drought displace thousands in Somalia
From SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia
MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – A MASSIVE displacement of people from their homes due to drought and militia groups has sparked a crisis at Somali refugee camps.
The East African country is experiencing worsening conditions following the failure of expected seasonal rains.
The subsequent fail of the normally unreliable raining seasons has prompted severe drought claiming the lives of domestic animals reared by the huge pastoral communities.
Lack of rains has also affected the farmers and crops have failed.
This has caused an alarming humanitarian situation in some regions especially in Kismayo city and its neighboring towns and villages.
The populations affected are facing acute water and food shortages and as a result large numbers of internally displaced people arriving in Kismayo settling in the already overcrowded IDP camps.
About 240 households have been displaced from Jamame, Gadudey, Gurbaan, Gandhoble, Haraawe, Bundada, Arare, Jaala, Joogsi, Jilib, Abayle, Bula Gadud, Kamsuma, Yontoy, Kukabir, Birtadher, Naftaa, Abdille Birole area and Buale to Kismayo.
People reported further that conditions deteriorated in area controlled by Al-Shabaab as the militia groups believed the spouse of many women are working with the government hence forcing them to flee.
Some 95 households in Hanta Biyaha area in Kismayo have serious emergency crises especially lack of water, shelter, medical services, food assistance and are at risk of evictions from privately-owned land.
The makeshift shelters are overcrowded and vulnerable to disease amid lack of latrines.
– CAJ NEWS
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