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The Drought that Broke the Camel’s Back

If resiliency had a mascot it would probably be the camel.  These even-toed ungulates are able to go long periods of time without water, can withstand wide temperature ranges and are generally drought-tolerant. A camel might typically be considered the perfect companion for a climate-uncertain world.  For this reason, the camel has acted as a critical lifeline for many Somalis during the dry seasons. Perhaps this is what is most disturbing about the death of more than 50% of Somalia’s camels as a result of the recent drought.  As posed by Sophia Jones in a Foreign Policy piece today, “If camels can’t survive, what can?”


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