Heavy Rain Lash Somaliland, Cheers Residents


By Gulaid Dalha

Somali Commentator

Heavy rains have lashed Somaliland marking the onset of spring rains and spreading cheer among the residents of the country.

Hargeisa city has received more rain than entire quota for this month. Loomed over the streets, there have been water-loggings in roads. Since Saturday, the country has been receiving intermittent rains as residents confirmed.

This comes amid harsh droughts battered the six regions of Somaliland. Somaliland has seen one of the worst droughts ever experienced in the region. Hundreds of thousands of victims have been fleeing with their livestock searching for water and pasture. Thousands of animals are dying and even children perish.

Malnutrition rates shoot up in Somaliland due to the lack of food for children and elderly men and women are amassing roads begging for food and water.

Despite the efforts of the government, drought inflicted people are increasing dramatically with life claims received from certain, remote villages in the east regions of Somaliland.

On these rainy days, many Somaliland residents complain the ravaging floods that devastate their homes and thatch the roofs of their shanty shelters. Most notably, in Hargeisa, residents in State House village, in the western of Presidential Palace, come across the problem. Their shanty houses poked out of the murky brown water. Although their subsequent reeling, their need is no longer tackled.