One’s own country comes before any regional or international responsibilities if he or she claims be the supreme ruler of his or her own country.Ismail O Guelleh Piggy recently seems to campaign or at least appealing the international community to help the drought-stricken Somalis of what use to be Somalia, unfortunately Piggy seems to be ignoring the grim domestic chronic-drought despite the looming prospect of phase 3 of the IPC (Integrated Framework for Classification of food security) which is due in July 2011.
Imagine the wasted wealth of the nation, the most expensive campaign per capita in the region that Piggy has conducted, the free-bees to all his friends, and useless parties from around the world from Borama, Hargiesa, Mogadishu, Addis-Ababa, Dubai, London, to Ottawa financed with Djiboutian tax-payers money, these wasted money could have saved hundreds of families if not thousands in brink of extinction.
• Most households in areas of pastoral livelihood North-west and south-eastern border are currently living conditions of food security crisis (phase 3 of the CPI) because of two consecutive seasons of poor rains that have reduced food production and income. During the projection period, these areas remain in the same phase of food insecurity due to lack of natural resources and adequate food assistance. As for the pastoral areas of central low altitude, high altitude center and south-east road, they will experience conditions of food insecurity problems (phase 2 of the CPI) over the same period.
• Poor households in the area living in Djibouti city will likely conditions of food insecurity crisis (phase 3 of the CPI) and the lean season will be advanced by two months. The main factors of food insecurity are: high unemployment, lower small-business activities, food prices high, a rural exodus, the end of the school year and school canteens. Djibouti city likely to experience serious water shortages in the coming months due to intensive use of this resource during the summer.
The following is what the current regime in Djibouti has to say about the drought in what use to be in Somalia
Djibouti Ambassador Express Concern Drought
Djibouti — The Djibouti ambassador to restive Somalia on Thursday expressed a deep concern about the drought that hit many regions in southern and central Somalia.
Dayib Dubad Roble, the Djibouti representative to Somalia, told reporters in Mogadishu that the Djibouti government calls for international community and aid agencies to act quickly to help the drought stricken people who are facing toughest of their life.
Mr. Roble noted Somalia needs enormous international help to save the lives of many people in the country who affected by both conflict and drought.
Lately, he said he had met with Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to impart an official letter of invitation from Djibouti leader who recently won for the third time in office to attend his inauguration.