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SOMALIA: Record charcoal prices in Somaliland prompt search for alternatives | IRIN Africa

HARGEISA, 8 March 2011 (IRIN) – Record charcoal prices in Somalia’s self-declared independent region of Somaliland are threatening the livelihoods of many poor urban families who have limited alternative energy sources.

“Charcoal prices in Somaliland have increased in the past six months from 25,000 [Somaliland] shillings [US$5.50] per 25kg sack to 40,000 shillings [$7.50], making it difficult to us to buy charcoal, which we depend on to cook food for our families,” Muna Ahmed, an internally displaced mother of nine, told IRIN. “We are now suffering; we do not know what to cook with.”

Read more here: IRIN Africa | SOMALIA: Record charcoal prices in Somaliland prompt search for alternatives | Somalia | Early Warning | Urban Risk.

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