As most people are dependent on their livestock and the land for their food and crops, during the drought periods of long periods of no rain, many lives are severely affected especially animals and the nomad people in the villages.  This has created enormous loss of people’s lives, loss of their main livelihood the livestock and other animals.

The resulting conditions have forced people to move in the prediction directions of the existence of water. And during the course of the massive movement of people, livestock and animals, many succumb to death along the way in desperate hope of looking for water and grass.  An estimated 4 million goats and sheep have been lost and approximately 3 million people critically suffering as a result of the drought, including the villagers and the nomad people.