Somalia drought forces children to drop out of school to support their families

“When there is no lunch at home, and I am feeling hungry, I go play with my friends to cope with the hunger” - Abdihafid.

The ongoing drought in Eyl district of Puntland, where 13-year-old Abdihafid lives, has forced children to drop out of school and look for work to boost their families' income. The deteriorating drought conditions, plus the aftermath, has continued to wipe out residents’ livelihoods and livestock, leaving them in even more desperate situations.

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