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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 13 Mapping of seasonal migrations in the Sanaag region of Somaliland

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 13 Mapping of seasonal migrations in the Sanaag region of Somaliland David Hadrill and Haroon Yusuf Introduction Participatory methods were used during routine meetings with herders rather than as Shortly after Somaliland declared its part of a planned, structured appraisal. Much independence from Somalia following four of the information gathered by the project staff years of civil war, ActionAid set up a was collected using semi-structured, informal interview techniques. Of particular interest to rehabilitation programme in the Sanaag the team were details of the seasonal migration region. The programme provides basic animal patterns followed by different groups of health care to the pastoral communities living in the region whose livelihoods depend upon pastoralists in the region. These details were their livestock. Camel, sheep and goat milk mapped and provided a fairly comprehensive and meat are mostly consumed by the herders picture of seasonal migration patterns in the and their families, while sheep are frequently Sanaag region and the distances covered during the individual migrations. sold or exchanged with traders in return for imported wheat, rice and other products. During the jilal (long, winter dry season), ActionAid contracted VetAid to design and livestock are concentrated ...

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