Climate Change Threatens Somaliland With Disaster

The self-declared republic of Somaliland is one of the world's most vulnerable places to climate change. Poor and drought-hit, and without legal status as a country, it is struggling to adapt for the future. Researchers say that average daily maximum temperatures have risen by about a degree over the last 30 or so years, to about 34 degrees Celsius (93 Fahrenheit). There has been a marked increase in the number of dry seasons and that has hit crops and the herds of goats, camel, sheep and cattle that are the backbone of Somaliland's economy.


Hawo Mohamed, a former pastoralist affected by climate change and her daughter Yasmin are pictured in their plot in Berbera, Somaliland, on July 3, 2019.

Hamse Sulub, uses a computer in the HarHub, a space in Hargeisa where unprivileged youngsters can learn IT skills on July 2, 2019.

Minister for the Environment and Rural Development Shukri Ismail Bandare in her office in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on July 2, 2019.

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