The IDP site at Burao arose very quickly and suddenly following the onset of drought. More than 1600 families have gathered here to seek refuge. The needs are high here, with people depending upon each other and aid agencies to provide cash, water, and nutrition. CARE has a nutrition centre where they take care of basic needs and offer referrals to more serious cases which they are not equipped to deal with. CARE also installed a 9,000(??) litre water bladder and trucks in water to refill it every week. Deeqas family were forced to flee when they lost almost all(?) of their livestock. Her youngest son, Hamse, is drastically malnourished and was starving. CAREs nutrition centre in the camp provides him with plumpynut to help him stay alive Maryams story in her own words: My name is Deeqa. I am 31 Before the drought, life was good. We had everything we needed. We had 200 goats. But now we only have four. When we lost all our livestock we came here. We were transported from our village to here. Now our only source of income and food is donated from others. Because of the drought our health conditions have worsened. Our family has no one to rely on. My youngest is the most vulnerable because he is very sick. He is only three, and is drastically malnourished. He cant walk, he cant even stand. His name is Hamse. Sometimes when I look at Hamse I worry its going to be his last day. One day I took him to Burao to get medical attention and the doctors said any day could be his last. As a mum, that makes me worried. I am so scared. Hamse needs something nutritious to get better. I took him to the nutrition centre in the camp yesterday and CARE gave him plumpy nut. Life in the camp is indescribable. If we had somewhere else to go, we would leave this place. We have no hope. We just sit and wait. CARE gave us $90 cash by mobile transfer, and the plumpy nut for Hamse. And the water, which is the best thing that has happened here. The need for water is great amongst our family and the other families here. I am so worried about where we will get food. And the hut we live in. It cannot protect us from the cold and the wind. I am hopeful that we will continue to receive the assistance, the food and the water we are getting now. I hope the situation can change. Nutritious food is Hamses only hope of surviving. We need support because we are hungry. And because our shelter is poor. We need to change our living status. Interviewed by John Hewat in Burao, Somaliland on 07 September 2017. Scene-setting information: .Somaliland has faced many crises in recent times including drought and an outbreak of cholera. Thousands of subsistence farmers have lost all their livestock, and with it, their livelihoods and their food source. And of course they too are without water thanks to the drought.
Deeqa (31 let) ze Somálska měla stádo 200 koz. Nedávno vyschly v okolí jejího domova všechny studny, a proto dobytek během několika dní uhynul. Její rodina neměla dlouho téměř nic k jídlu a nejmladší syn Hamse je tak podvyživený, že mu hrozí smrt. Deeqa proto dostává pro synka od CARE výživu, která mu dává naději na uzdravení.
26 milionů lidí ve východní Africe v důsledku sucha hladoví a 1,4 milionu dětí trpí kritickou podvýživou. I když žijí skromně a snaží se usilovně zajistit sobě i svým rodinám obživu, nedokáží bez naší pomoci čelit nejhoršímu suchu za posledních 35 let. Pitná voda je vzácná. V několika oblastech už proto propukla cholera.
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