The people of the Somali regional state were out for Salatul Istisqa (a prayer to ask Allah for rain) in Somali ‘’Roob Doon’ ’after three consecutive days of fasting.

Somali Region is currently suffering a prolonged drought. Water wells have dried up, a lot of livestock have perished, harvest fail and pushing hundreds of thousands of children and their families to the verge. These pictures are of people who are performing the Salat at Jigjiga Stadium.

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Abdiaziz Ali Hussein

Abdiaziz Ali Hussein

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