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Since Somalia remains one of the least developed and corrupt countries in the world, their natural resource management is dismal and there are virtually no safeguards in place to counteract the effects of climate change.1 Severe drought has caused widespread crop failure and loss of livestock, which threatens the livelihood and food source of over 6 million Somalis. The drought also places the country on the brink of its third famine in 25 years, the most recent of which occurred in 2011.2 Following the devastation of the civil war, environmental concerns have fallen in importance and relevant data is very scarce.1

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2 http://www.unep.org/stories/story/stark-pictures-show-ravaged-land-and-desperate-people-somalia-and-east-africa-face-new-famine
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Somalia News

Aljazeera.com 
Indian scales, Yemeni chord progressions, Sumatran melodies, and the rhythms of Bantu peoples just to the south created a sound that reveals not only the intermingling of Somalia's past but of the world's. That rich legacy could be heard in a newly ... See more..
CNN International 
The drone strikes took place in Jilib, Somalia, about 200 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Africa Command said in its statement. A US defense official told CNN that pro-government Somali troops, accompanied by US military advisers, came under direct ... See more..
Voice of America 
African Union and Somali government forces have captured the town of Bariire, a strategic militant base in the south of the country, officials and witnesses said ... See more..
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Anadolu Agency 
A group of Turkish students participated in renovation works at an orphanage-cum-school in Somalia on Sunday, as part of a visit to several African countries under an exchange program. The 2017 Africa Experience Sharing Program provides an opportunity ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Highlights The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical until the end of the year. Continued large scale assistance is required to keep Somalia free of ... See more..
Sky News 
The United Nations has come up with a wizard new way of taking the fun out of famine camps. It's caused consternation in the agony industry - all the way from warlord lairs to the headquarters of aid agencies. It's bad for business for both - and it ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Ridwaan Abdi remembers vividly his life in Somalia with his parents during the civil war. “I was about four years of age, and we would lineup to receive nutrition biscuits,” Ridwaan recalls. “I know what it feels like to have no food, no shelter, and ... See more..
African Arguments (registration) 
In January 2016, for instance, Somalia severed ties with Saudi Arabia's nemesis Iran as the regional powers' rivalry heated up; on the same day, Mogadishu received a $50 million aid pledge from Riyadh. In Yemen's civil war, Mogadishu backs the Saudi ... See more..
New York Times 
For the past several months, Mr. Robow — who once had an American bounty on his head — had essentially been on the run from his own group, setting up a base in Abal Village, in southwest Somalia. In the last few days, government officials had been ... See more..
Midnimo Information Center 
Somalia : Latest news from Buuhoodle fighting. August 20, 2017 Leave a Comment. Tweet. 0Share. 0Share. At least two people have been killed and several others wounded after heavy fighting broke up in the town of Buuhoodle. See more..
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Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia
Area

Total 637,657 sq km
Land 627,337 sq km
Water 10,320 sq km

Climate

principally desert; northeast monsoon (December to February), moderate temperatures in north and hot in south; southwest monsoon (May to October), torrid in the north and hot in the south, irregular rainfall, hot and humid periods (tangambili) between monsoons
Natural Resources

uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves ;
Natural Hazards

recurring droughts; frequent dust storms over eastern plains in summer; floods during rainy season
Current Environmental Issues

famine; use of contaminated water contributes to human health problems; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Somali
Population
10,251,568 (July 2013 est.)
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Despite the lack of effective national governance, Somalia has maintained a healthy informal economy, largely based on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications. Agriculture is the most important sector with livestock normally accounting for about 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings. Nomads and semi-pastoralists, who are dependent upon livestock for their livelihood, make up a large portion of the population. Livestock, hides, fish, charcoal, and bananas are Somalia's principal exports, while sugar, sorghum, corn, qat, and machined goods are the principal imports. Somalia's small industrial sector, based on the processing of agricultural products, has largely been ...See More looted and the machinery sold as scrap metal. Somalia''s service sector has grown. Telecommunication firms provide wireless services in most major cities and offer the lowest international call rates on the continent. In the absence of a formal banking sector, money transfer/remittance services have sprouted throughout the country, handling up to $1.6 billion in remittances annually. Mogadishu''s main market offers a variety of goods from food to the newest electronic gadgets. Hotels continue to operate and are supported with private-security militias. Somalia''s arrears to the IMF have continued to grow. Somalia''s capital city - Mogadishu - has enjoyed a rebirth following the departure of al-Shabaab in August 2011. Mogadishu has witnessed the development of the city''s first gas stations, supermarkets, and flights between Europe (Istanbul-Mogadishu) since the collapse of central authority in 1991. This economic growth has yet to expand outside of Mogadishu. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$5.896 billion (2010 est.); $5.75 billion (2009 est.); $5.607 billion (2008 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats; fish
Industries

a few light industries, including sugar refining, textiles, wireless communication