We responded to support people in Somaliland with emergency shelter after severe drought led to many to leave their homes from 2017 to 2020.

Map of the Horn of Africa showing the location of Somaliland

Where is Somaliland?

Somaliland is in eastern Africa. It borders Djibouti to the northeast and Ethiopia to the south and west. Somalia is to the east. The north coast is on the Gulf of Aden. Somaliland is a self-declared republic. 

Somaliland has a mostly arid climate. The country has two rainy seasons, one major and one minor. However the country has experienced recurrent droughts. This puts severe pressure on resources. The increasing severity of droughts is thought to partly be due to the climate crisis.

Woman wearing a green headscarf inside a shelter in Somaliland

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