(ERGO) – Drought and its consequences dominated the calls to Radio Ergo’s audience feedback platform again this week (16-22 March 2022). The biggest number came from northern regions, especially Togdher, Sanag and Sool, with an increase in calls from Puntland, Hiran, and Shabelle and Juba regions. Callers emphasised the difficulty in coping with the harsh conditions lacking water over such a prolonged period. Pastoralists said their animals were either dead or starving and sick. Callers spoke of food shortages and rising prices and the lack of response to their appeals for aid or government intervention. Callers reported locust attacks in Togdher, Puntland, Mudug and Shabelle regions.