A catastrophic combination of climate change, poverty, political instability and conflict plays out to devastating effect here.
Somaliland, along with much of East Africa, has been decimated by four consecutive years of drought, which has brought many countries to the brink of famine.
Tens of millions of people across the region are in desperate need of food, with 3.3 million (roughly the size of Brisbane and Perth combined) in Somaliland alone. Around half of those are children.
Severe acute malnutrition is rife, diseases such as measles have reached epidemic levels, and ongoing conflict has forced 1.5 million people from their homes.
The International Federation of Red Cross predicts that without a major international relief effort, parts of the country will fall into famine. Fears are growing that it could be a repeat of the 2011 famine, where over 260,000 people died.
Villages like Jab-dhurwa carry the most severe scars of the drought. Earth so dry it cracks beneath your feet, the only vegetation thick thorny bushes. Women forced to walk an hour in the blistering sun to fetch water that is often contaminated.