Somalia: Somaliland Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2012) - Info graphic
Somaliland is situated in the north-west of Somalia, with administrative capital in Hargeysa. It has remained relatively stable since its unilateral declaration of independence in 1991 with functioning institutions and a peaceful transfer of power through democratic elections in 2010. It has a longstanding border dispute with Puntland over the eastern side of Sool and Sanaag regions. While access to these areas is challenging, most of Somaliland is readily accessible to aid agencies. Prolonged drought is the major cause of displacement in recent years, especially in Sool, Sanaag, and Togdheer regions.
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.