Somaliland. Not really a country, but certainly not Somalia.
The self-governing state declared independence almost twenty years ago, they have their own, democratically elected government, but they are still awaiting international recognition.
Whilst many NGOs cannot operate in South Central Somalia, they aren’t shy about moving into Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital.
I’m here for a few days, documenting some of Concern Worldwide’s work here, as they open up a new office. They’ve been in Somalia proper for nearly 25 years, and are expanding northwards.