A goat herdering family in the Sheikh Mountains between Burao and Berbera (names withheld). The family sells their goats to traders who take the animals to Burao Livestock Market where they are purchased for export to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. Sheikh Mountains, Somaliland. 06 October 2013.  Over 50% of Somalilands GDP is made up of livestock exports. Most of these animals start their journey from the port of Berbera. Here stockmen herd the sheep and goats onboard boats destined for Saudi Arabia, in time for the annual Haj. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that $250m-worth of animals will leave the port of Berbera and its more ramshackle rival, Bossaso, in the seven weeks before the haj. Berbera Port Authorities estimate 1.3 million animals go through the port in the high season leading up to Haj. The export of livestock through these ports, and the nearby port of Djibouti, represents what is said to be the largest movement of live animal - 'on the hoof' - trade anywhere in the world. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos (pictures@robinhammond.co.uk) Land Grab MM8247. Writer: Joel Bourne (jkbourne2@gmail.com). Photo Editor: Sarah Leen (sleen@ngs.org). Fixer: Ali jama (ajaamac1@gmail.com phone: +252634416613)
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Caption: Somalia, October 2013

A goat herdering family in the Sheikh Mountains between Burao and Berbera. The family sells their goats to traders who take the animals to Burao Livestock Market where they are purchased for export to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region.

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 A goat herdering family in the Sheikh Mountains between Burao and Berbera (names withheld). The family sells their goats to traders who take the animals to Burao Livestock Market where they are purchased for export to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. Sheikh Mountains, Somaliland. 06 October 2013.  Over 50% of Somalilands GDP is made up of livestock exports. Most of these animals start their journey from the port of Berbera. Here stockmen herd the sheep and goats onboard boats destined for Saudi Arabia, in time for the annual Haj. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that $250m-worth of animals will leave the port of Berbera and its more ramshackle rival, Bossaso, in the seven weeks before the haj. Berbera Port Authorities estimate 1.3 million animals go through the port in the high season leading up to Haj. The export of livestock through these ports, and the nearby port of Djibouti, represents what is said to be the largest movement of live animal - 'on the hoof' - trade anywhere in the world. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos (pictures@robinhammond.co.uk) Land Grab MM8247. Writer: Joel Bourne (jkbourne2@gmail.com). Photo Editor: Sarah Leen (sleen@ngs.org). Fixer: Ali jama (ajaamac1@gmail.com phone: +252634416613)