The affected areas include Alula and Bargal districts as well as parts of Dili-didin and Gunbah areas.
Bari regional governor Abdisamed Mohamed Galan told Sunatimes that the area has been badly hit by subsequent droughts that affected both human and livestock.
Galan said severe water shortage and the compelling drought situation have forced many pastoralist families to flee their homes in search of water and pasture. He said no deaths have so far been reported due to the drought situation in the region but the situation is getting worse.
He however said his administration recently delivered humanitarian assistance to the affected families in the region after going for an assessment trip to witness the impact and the magnitude of the drought situation.
On matters regarding security, Galan has claimed that his administration has rooted out militants and pirates that used to destabilise the region.
He maintained that the region is now safe and sound after his administration defeated piracy and militancy in the entire region.
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