Drought, displacement and livelihoods in Somalia, Somaliland

Time for gender-sensitive and protection-focused approaches

A woman carries money during a cash distribution in Somaliland. Alan Gichigi/Oxfam
Paper author: 
Emma Fanning
Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In 2017, serious drought forced thousands of Somali families to leave their rural homes and look for alternative means to earn an income in urban centers. Oxfam together with a consortium of international agencies that shows despite the limited livelihood opportunities available, displaced families do not intend to return home soon.