ID Weekly View: Devastating Drought Highlights Somaliland’s Exclusion from Climate Finance

March 21, 2017 · posted by id_webmaster in ID Newsletters

Why it matters: After three years of failed rains, Somaliland is in the grip of a devastating drought that has led to the death of 40 percent of its livestock. The nomadic farmers who keep goats, sheep and camels – the lifeblood of Somaliland’s economy – have been forced to travel hundreds of miles in a futile search for fresh water and pasture. A famine is likely if seasonal rains don’t fall in April. Climate change is affecting rainfall patterns in Somaliland, but as an unrecognized country it is denied access to developing world climate adaptation funds.