‘People are dying’: Ethiopians escape war only to face hunger in Somaliland

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On the streets of border cities refugees rely on food handouts, while overcrowding in camps exacerbates the effects of the drought crisis

In the early hours of the morning, before sunrise, the refugees in Borama gather around vendors selling bread out of wheelbarrows, hoping for handouts.

The nearby tea shops do what they can to help, dishing out hot drinks to hundreds of people who have left fighting and drought in Ethiopia for sanctuary in Somaliland’s border city. At night, families lie in rows on the pavements, huddled under blankets.

Clockwise from top left: families jostle for handouts of bread in Borama; people sleep rough on the streets; a teashop owner hands out drinks; people shelter from the sun

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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