The autonomous region of Somaliland, that has been in the grip of hunger and disease, is now in the grip of election fever.
As food aid from the UK begins to arrive, the people of drought-hit Somaliland are thankful - but the hunger crisis is far from over.
With no rain for three years, more than one million people in the unrecognised east-African nation are on the brink of famine.
Children like Mohammed Abdi are already weakened by hunger and illness but are now facing the threat of contracting the deadly disease.
A top official has put out an emotional plea to the world as her homeland stands on the brink of starvation.
Waiting desperately on rains that have not come for more than three years, Somaliland is standing on the brink of a catastrophic famine.