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09 Dec 2003 description
report Solidar

Four years of failing rain have resulted in the worst drought since 1974 in the Sool region, reports Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) representatives' in
Somalia. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently granted USD 450 000 to NPA's relief work in the Somalian Sool region.
The Sool Plateau has been badly affected by the drought through several years. The local pastoralists are totally dependent on their livestock to survive. They move with their animals to wherever they can find water and pasture. The situation is now alarming.