Somalia will lose $500 million this year as its livestock misses out on Hajj to Saudi Arabia

“Millions of livestock from Somalia have been shipped to Saudi Arabia for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca over many decades to feed some two million pilgrims from around the world.. But this year, Somalia’s goats and sheep will not join the pilgrimage because Hajj has effectively been cancelled by Saudi authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via Quartz Africa