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Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

Somaliland: Droughts leads to Somaliland people to be a Fishers

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fishersSomaliland is one of the unrecognized countries in the world, internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia, however, Somaliland people broke away from Somalia in 1991 and still waiting to be recognized, as they met the requirements of the independent government.

Eating fish’s meats is not originally from Somali culture, because of most of Somali people are a pastoralist, who farmed a camels, sheep and cattle, even coastal residents are a pastoralists according Somali people.

Persistent drought conditions in somaliland , currently affecting  Somali old culture and daring  to be a fisher , due to the drought of this time exist in somaliland  , currently  eating fish’s meats  and feed their children’s is new strategic plan for somaliland nomads.

The eastern coast residents of Sahil region who are drought-affected people has started a new strategic plan to avoid food insecurity and reconstructed an ancient port of El-Garde to be fishers, although they required training and international supporting for their new approach.fisher1

“Erratic rains during the 2015 Gu (April to June) and the Karan (August to September) seasons in Puntland and Somaliland resulted in a near-total failure of cereal production (87 per cent below the five-year average). The 2015 Deyr rains (October to December) were also below average in these areas, putting pressure on pasture and livestock and leading to the migration of 60-70 per cent of households along with their animals to areas with better pasture and water” . United Nation statement of Droughts in 2016.

Severe drought conditions in Somaliland and threatened food security crisis and facing pastoralists in the north regions of Somaliland including coastal region of sahil in Somaliland cause to established new innovation to save people’s life and rebuilding ancients ports.

According up to date posts of UNOCHA on twitter, in Somalia 950,000 people cannot meet their daily food requirements and need help to afford malnourishment and famine.

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