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This is what drought in East Africa has to do with Wales

Something terrible is happening in East Africa. Drought that threatens to create famine is ravaging Somaliland and Somalia killing livestock and robbing communities of their livelihood. Famine has not yet come, but it is stalking. If no rain falls and yet more crops fail it is only a matter of time.

You may think this has nothing to do with us thousands of miles away in Wales where the rain falls all too often. But it does. Apart from the fact that Somaliland, an unrecognised, but peaceful, country neighbouring Somalia has historic ties with Wales going back more than 100 years, the cause of the drought appears to be climate change – an issue that is coming for us all, unless we take greater steps to address it.



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