Drought resistant thorn bushes are the only plants able to survive during the drought.
Severe drought in Somalia has caused many families to lose their crops and livestock. Pastoralists who have lost all their livestock have come to South West State in search of food, putting additional strain on available resources.
Through Foodgrains Bank member ADRA Canada, 1,000 households (about 6,000 people) are receiving monthly food vouchers to buy food at local shops, as well as cash vouchers to purchase additional food in local markets.
This project is also receiving financial support from Canadian Lutheran World Relief and The United Church of Canada.