Somaliland - A Climate Timebomb

Author:
Director/Camera/Editor: Claudio Accheri / Reporter: Belinda Goldsmith
Publisher:
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Publication Date:
10 September 2019
Tags:
Somalia, Agribusiness, Climate, Sustainable Development

Somaliland, a self-declared republic of 4 million people in the Horn of Africa, 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. As the Syria-sized republic battles worsening weather crises and growing migration within and out of the region, it is racing to find ways to stem a tide of climate migrants, keep people on ever-less-productive land and create new jobs for the unemployed. In particular, soaring youth employment, as destitute families leave farming but find nothing else to do, is creating a social and political "timebomb" in a region already struggling with migration and extremism, Somaliland representatives warn.


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