Districts in the region remain as a new home to many persons affected by prolonged drought and road restrictions by extremist groups around Garbahaarey and Baardheere districts, which are key areas for pastoral communities who have since migrated to more urban locations in search of food, water and other necessity of livelihoods. There has been a reported increase, with Baardheere, Doolow and Belet Xaawo receiving the highest numbers, there are reports of movement into riverine villages due to availability of water, pasture and fodder.
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