Eastern Somaliland Gender & Protection Briefing Note

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Produced by Oxfam in Somaliland/Somalia
Paper publication date: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2020 was one of the hardest years for Somalia in decades and the crisis impacts women, girls, men and boys differently. COVID-19, conflict and recurring locust invasions, flooding and poor and erratic rainfall distribution, heavily impacted on the economy and livelihoods of people resulting in gendered outcomes and complex protection issues. This briefing note outlines gender and protection issues identified through 50 key informant interviews, over 170 household interviews and over 70 focus group discussions in crisis-affected communities in Sool, Sanaag and Togh-dheer, but likely have broader applicability across other regions, due to cultural similarities and comparable crises impacts.