Somaliland Diverts Development Programs Budget To Emergency Amid Severe Drought In The Country


“The drought that has stricken Somaliland is alarmingly deteriorating,” Somaliland VP

By Gulaid Dalha

Somali Commentator – Amid severe drought hit across the country, Somaliland seems to have taken the right path allocating a hefty budget to the emergency state of responding drought hit people and places. This was said by the vice president of Somaliland H.E. Abdirahman Sayli during an interview with Voa Somali news.

Mr Sayli stated that the drought is deteriorating with less response experienced. “The drought that has stricken to Somaliland is alarmingly deteriorating. The response has not reached further so far but relief efforts are underway and we are working hard to cope with the situation,” said Abdirahman Sayli.

The vice president has also pointed out that his government will suspend development programs due to the apocalyptic drought that has so far killed ten persons. Speaking about this, Mr Sayli said, “Our budget is affected by drought. Saudi Arabia has banned the livestock. So this time we divert the developmental projects to the drought.”

United Nations has said that starvation can happen if not taken swift response on coping with the drought.