The Export of Charcoal: A Colossal Loss of Somali Forests
The production and export of charcoal represent a colossal loss of the country's forests. The environment in Somalia has already been severely degraded due to conflict and unsustainable use of natural resources.
Video: Somalia Burns Through Its Charcoal Supply
A lack of rain in the Somali state of Puntland has put thousands of people at risk of starvation. Environmentalists say the droughts are a result of deforestation and with no clear regulation, a lucrative charcoal industry is being allowed to cut down as.
See some recent images from January 2014 of the SGS plant.