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Why DO YOU THINK THEY DIDN'T WANT ANY CAMERAS?
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Somalia languishes in drought...

'Dying one by one:' Somalia drought crushes herders' lives
Mar 13,`17 -- Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: "I am lost." Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers with a herd that once numbered 1,200. But hundreds perished during the arduous trip to Puntland, in northern Somalia, in search of greener pasture.
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The land here dried up not long after he arrived, leaving his animals weak from hunger and thirst. "They are now dying one by one," the 30-year-old said, shading his face from the scorching sun. His goats drank water from a plastic barrel and picked dry leaves from plants nearby. "I don't even think these remaining ones will survive in the next two months," Haji said. He left his wife and five children behind on his eight-day trek, fearing they wouldn't survive. Now he wonders about himself. Somalia has declared this drought a national disaster, part of what the United Nations calls the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was founded in 1945.

An estimated 6 million people in this Horn of Africa nation, or about half the population, need aid amid warnings of a full-blown famine. Two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, longer in some areas, have caused large-scale crop failures, the U.N. humanitarian agency says. It is not clear how many people, or animals, have died so far. Animals are central to many in Somalia. The United Nations says more than half the population is engaged in the livestock industry. The drought threatens their main sources of nutrition and survival. Many wells have dried up, forcing herders to risk long treks to remote areas. Water prices have spiked, with a single water tanker now going for $150.


Fatima Ali and her children, who fled the drought, sit by their makeshift hut in a camp for the displaced in Qardho in Somalia's semiautonomous northeastern state of Puntland. Somalia has declared the drought a national disaster, part of what the United Nations calls the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was founded in 1945, and with animals being central to many the drought threatens their main sources of nutrition and survival

The hot wind blows across the vast, barren land and carcasses of animals. "The sad reality of the drought this severe, this long, this enduring is we're starting to see these massive livestock deaths, livestock losses. Fifty, 60, 70 percent of livestock herds dying, which is an enormous hit for these pastoral families," said Richard Trenchard, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization representative in Somalia. The mass animal deaths, from hunger and thirst as well as disease, have caused herders to lose "just about everything," Trenchard said, standing beside the carcass of a camel. Even though rains are expected in mid-April, there are fears that effects of a heavy downpour could kill already weakened animals.

With their livestock gone, herders are ending up in camps with shortages of food, medicine and safe drinking water. "Our journey here was so rough. There was no transport or water. We left behind everything. We are here now and we don't have any proper shelter or transport," said Dahiya Ahmed, a 48-year-old mother of eight at a camp in Qardho town. She once herded 200 goats but now has just six. "The few of them that are still alive are too weak and cannot provide us with milk and meat," she said. "They are just still alive but cannot benefit us at all."

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what do you propose we do?

maybe we can kneel during the anthem.
maybe the president could put them on the travel ban.

at least that would be something.
get on the phone and call kaepernick and trump and coordinate it all.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The international community must overcome its reluctance to get involved in Somalia and help put an end to abuses there, a special U.N. envoy said on Thursday

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This thread originated in '08. Anybody else remember what happened in '08?

8 years and no solution, except bring the problem her. But somehow, some way, a liberal will come along and blame it all on President Trump.
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It would be a war to go into Somolia.

The democrats would like nothing more than to vote to go to war, then turn around and use it against the POTUS 24/7.

Mikey, watch Black Hawk Down, it's a true story. Then get back to us with your plan to go in there.

Somalia has been a problem for decades. Why is it a month after Trump is elected it is suddenly time to do something?

Why did Obama ignore the problems there?

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This thread originated in '08. Anybody else remember what happened in '08?

8 years and no solution, except bring the problem her. But somehow, some way, a liberal will come along and blame it all on President Trump.
There is a reason President Obama ignored Somalia.
Somali-Kenyan Conflict
The "Dreams of my father" A British subject, turned anti Christians, anti Colonial, revolutionary, who died drunk syndrome.
But now, of course, that is President Trump's fault.
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