Authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia have appealed for international aid as parts of the region are ravaged by drought, which is killing livestock, the principal livelihood in the area. He said most of Puntland was affected by the drought, leading some nomads who lost their livestock to move to urban centers. Mohamed Said Kashawiito, the director-general of the ministry of interior said Sool and parts of Sanaag, which are claimed by both Puntland and the neighboring self-declared republic of Somaliland, were also affected. (IRIN)

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