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11 Aug 2008 description

Decision Making Summary

The district of Abudwak is located in northwest of Galgadud region in central Somalia. It is one of the eight districts in the region. Galgadud is the nationally recognised region with its headquarters in Dhusa-Mareb. The city of Abudwak is believed to be the largest commercial city in the whole of Galgadud region. It shares a borderline with the Somali region of Ethiopia. According to the locals, the population of the district is roughly around 220,000 including surrounding villages but UNDP puts the population number around 41,500.

30 Apr 2008 description

RAMPANT INFLATION ADDS TO THE SUFFERINGS OF VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH GEDO ALREADY PARALYSED BY ALMOST TWO DECADES OF CIVIL STRIFE AND CONSECUTIVE DROUGHTS AND FLOODS

1. General Highlight

Over the past months, a surge in food, fuel and other commodoties prices have created a historic inflation in the whole of Gedo Region direly complicating the livelihoods of thousands already paralysed by almost two decades of civil strife, lawlessness and other natural disasters.