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Fadumo Nunow Abdillow, 15, at Muuri IDP Camp, Baidoa District, Somalia.   In Baidoa, at least 155,000 Somalis have been displaced from their homes because of drought and instability and they are residing in temporary huts. They make up some of the nearly 700,000 Somalis displaced since November 2016 after two seasons of failed rains.Numerous displaced Somalis interviewed by Mercy Corps said that this drought surpasses the severity of the 2011 crisis. At that time, unlike now, aid was able to reach rural regions outside of the control of government forces.Mercy Corps operates mainly in three camps where we provide water and food distributions, and will soon be expanding in to hygiene and livelihoods.

Fadumo Nunow Abdillow, 15, is one of 155,000 Somalis displaced through instability and drought Image: Mercy Corps

Neal Keny-Guyer
Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps
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