1. Thegoodshepherd

    Rise in cost of living in Somalia (Dec 2018- Dec 2023)

    Source: Although Somalia is a heavily dollarized economy, it is experiencing inflation that is significantly higher than what you would expect from a dollarized economy. US CPI rose 22% in the same time period. 15 of the 18 regions are above that benchmark...
  2. Thegoodshepherd

    Somalia seems to be entering a drought worse than 2011 or 2017

    All of the indicators are worse in October 2021 than they were in October 2016 right before the worst drought in Somali history. The 2017 drought was actually worse than the 2011 drought, not as many people died in 2017 because international aid was so swift. The very important nutrition alarm...
  3. AarHawd_7

    US Somalis please come in, i’m worried about your well being

    Did you guys have 3 meals today? Surely its hard for a family with 8 kids to provide 3 meals a day for your family with a income of just £13k a year. Or you guys surviving on foodstamps? My little brother who fills shelves of the local Tesco makes more than 13k a year, he is 17 by the way. How...
  4. Thegoodshepherd

    Food situation in Somalia keeps getting worse

    FAO is saying that the situation is getting even worse, if that is even possible. 3.1 million people are acutely malnourished, or 25% of Somalia's population. Rains not expected until mid October- early November. I think that the majority of the country may be in phase 4 by then...