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This sprawl of homes made from sticks, cardboard and tattered remains of clothing is home to 29,000 people in Hargeysa, Somaliland. .Originally State House was the seat of Britain's colonial governement in Somaliland. During the late 1980's the building along with the rest of Hargeysa was bombed at the start of Somalia's civil war..When the governemnet of Said Barre fell people returned from refugee camps in Ethiopia to Hargeysa. Many buildings had been completely destroyed and those with outshelter began to settle in and around the State House building..Even now families are arriving for safety from Mogadishu..