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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. The ecosystems and livelihoods of the people have …

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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 …

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Breaking the Cycle of Charcoal Production in Somalia

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud launches innovative charcoal use reduction programme to address land degradation, promote alternative energy and create sustainable livelihoods in Somalia with support of UN agencies, Mogadishu, Somalia. 17 April 2013 Every year, a staggering quarter of a …

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Deforestation Risks Turning Somalia to Desert

JALELO, Somalia — Hassan Hussein cuts down 40 trees every month to fuel his charcoal business, fully aware of the impact his action has on the environment. But for the livestock keeper, the forests are the last remaining resource. And …

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