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Severe water shortages in areas under Mudug threatens lives of people

Storyline:National News

Serious water shortage has hit parts of Mudug region forcing many pastoralists to cross other regions to seek water and pasture for their herds, according officials.
Ba’aadweyn chief, Mohamed Sa’eed has told Goobjoog news that his locality has affected by water shortage which killed many animals and forced residents to shift with their livestock.
“People started moving away with their livestock in search of water from the neighbouring regions” he said.
Despite the water shortage in the areas, the locals are also facing lack of health posts and other social amenities in which played very important role in the displacement of the residents.
“The area has no health care, learning institutions and other public amenities. People travel to other towns to seek medical treatment” said  chief Mohamed.
Ba’adweyn locality and its environs are reported to have been struggling with water and food shortages that lead many to shift to other parts of the region.
Residents who talked to Goobjoog News have confirmed that there is no aid agency operating in the areas and called for assistance.
The horn of Africa country, Somalia has experienced several recurrent droughts which swept away thousands of livestock and left of hundreds Somali people with nothing to eat or drink.

The nation has large portion of semi-desert regions which are suitable for grazing making Somalia well-known for its livestock which is the backbone of the country’s economic, thought the last two decades the nation was handicapped by droughts.