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SOMALIA: Drought-displaced ‘in tens of thousands’ | IRIN Africa

With drought spreading to almost all regions of Somalia, officials and aid workers have expressed concern for those affected, saying drought was now a major cause of displacement.

“Drought, not insecurity, is now the main reason for new displacement in Somalia,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA Somalia) said in a March update. “More than 52,000 people have been displaced due to drought since 1 December 2010, many of them moving to urban areas in search of assistance.”

Read more here: IRIN Africa | SOMALIA: Drought-displaced “in tens of thousands” | Somalia | Conflict | Early Warning | Natural Disasters | Refugees/IDPs.

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