KAWANO interviewed Ms. Istarlin Khalif (32 years old) in Waberi District in Garissa. Ms. Khalif had been leading a nomadic lifestyle with her husband and seven children, but all of their cows and goats all died due to the drought.
She said, “Now that our animals are dead, we can neither drink milk nor eat meat. We used to make income by selling livestock before, which is impossible now. Twice a day, I walk more than 3km from here to get water, but it’s still not enough. We also need rice, flour, oil etc.” Many of her neighbors were also forced to desert their houses and go begging in town, after their stock of food had run out.
|Hiromi KAWANO, AAR |
|Many local residents abandoned their houses to go into town to beg for food.|
|Go IGARASHI, AAR |