SOMALIA / DROUGHT DISPLACED

29-Sep-2022 00:04:52
According to the UN Refugee agency, over 1 million Somalis have been displaced by a devastating drought that has destroyed livelihoods in the Horn of Africa, leaving families hungry. UNHCR
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STORY: SOMALIA / DROUGHT DISPLACED
TRT: 04:52
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: SOMALI / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: SEPTEMBER 2022, DOLLOW AND BAIDOA, SOMALIA
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SEPTEMBER 2022, BAIDOA, SOMALIA

1. Various shots, Issack Hassan, children, temporary shelter, IDP camp
2. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Issack Hassan, displaced Somali:
“We fled to Mogadishu during the 2011 famine; we traveled by car for two days to a camp for displaced people in Mogadishu.”
3. Various shots, Issack Hassan, children, temporary shelter, IDP camp, Baidoa
4. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Issack Hassan, displaced Somali:
“We stayed there for over a year.”
5. Various shots, IDPs, animal carcass on ground
6. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Issack Hassan, displaced Somali:
“People became weak because of hunger, so we had to flee for our lives. I came to this camp in Baidoa during the month of Ramadan. My wife died of hunger here, and I became helpless. All my livestock and crops were also wiped out.”
7. Various shots, Issack, children, shelter

SEPTEMBER 2022, DOLLOW, SOMALIA

8. Wide shot, man walking in dry field
9. Various shots, cow carcass, baby being weighed at clinic, child holding sachet of plumpy nut
10. Various shots, UNHCR staff, displaced people, woman collecting water, children sheltered in makeshift tent
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Asmal Brahim, UNHCR field assistant:
“You will find some people are unaccompanied or they have children that are going alone that don't have parents with them. You can understand the level of situation they are in for not having a family. Unprotected children and families. A mother who has given birth outside this area who does not have something to eat. I think it is very hard even to understand that situation. We request donors for their support to scale up everything.”
12. Various shots, woman holding child seated outside shelter, woman’s face, Asmal talking to displaced family, displaced people walking in settlement
13. Various shots, Mohamed walking and showing carcasses
14. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Osman Ibrahim Mohamed, displaced Somali pastoralist:
“This dead cow was a lifeline to a family here. This is how our animals have died. It is a terrible situation that forced us to flee. These are the remains of our livestock; can you see they are all over the place?”
15. Various shots, livestock carcasses, cow on ground, Osman looking at animal carcass
16. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Osman Ibrahim Mohamed, displaced Somali pastoralist:
“We need shelter, somewhere we can sit and rest. We need food to eat and support, so we can rebuild our lives because we can’t depend on handouts.”
17. Various shots, animal carcass, women and children seated in clinic
STORYLINE
According to the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR), over 1 million Somalis have been displaced by a devastating drought that has destroyed livelihoods in the Horn of Africa, leaving families hungry.

Affected Somalis are struggling to cope with the impact of conflict, climate shocks, and a rise in global food prices as experts warn of an impending famine.

Many families already displaced by conflict in the region are also being forced to flee again as Somalia faces its worst drought in 40 years.

Over seven million people are experiencing acute food insecurity blamed on the failure of four successive rainy seasons.

Experts warn that a fifth rainy season is likely to fail.

With an underfunded humanitarian response and surge in global food prices, the United Nations predicts Somalia may face famine again in the coming months.

The country has had recurring dry spells in the last Decade.

In 2011, a devastating famine killed over a quarter of a million people, most of whom were children.

Since January last year, over a million people have been displaced.

Aid agencies and those affected say the drought is worse this time.

In a country where pastoralism and farming sustain over half the population, the loss of over 3 million livestock from hunger and lack of water is devastating for families.

UNHCR is delivering life-saving aid, including water, emergency shelter kits, and other hygiene materials, to people in need.

UNHCR urgently needs $9.5 million in donor support to reach affected communities in Somalia.
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