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UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

Emergency shelter kits, funded by the UK government, have started to arrive at ports in Somalia. These 20,000 kits will provide shelter for 140,000 droughts displaced Somalis. In addition to protecting families living in harsh conditions, they will provide a level of security and protection for some of Somalia’s most vulnerable people. The UK government […]

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

The memory comes back to her with certain smells. The smell of fire. The smell of sweat. Fardowso begins to tremble because she cannot forget what those men have done to her. Fardowso means heaven – it’s not her real name. It is the name she has chosen to stay anonymous. “They took everything away […]

EU Releases Emergency Aid Following Somalia Attack

EU Releases Emergency Aid Following Somalia Attack

The funding will help to provide critical medical and surgical interventions and supplies, human resources, and psycho-social support in the aftermath of the bombing in the Somali capital. “The world has been watching in dismay, shock and sadness as the magnitude of last Saturday’s terror attack in Mogadishu has been unfolding. The loss of innocent […]

Somalia’s ‘Deadliest Attack Ever’ Kills 276, Injures 300

Somalia’s ‘Deadliest Attack Ever’ Kills 276, Injures 300

At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours […]

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

Children Flee Al-Shabaab Recruitment In Somalia

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government’s protection, officials said. Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. In an interview with VOA Somali, the town’s district commissioner, Muse Mohamed […]

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

United States President, Mr. Donald Trump at the weekend promised $639 million in aid to feed people facing starvation because of drought and conflict in North-eastern part of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Of the funding, $121 million would go to Nigeria, according to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian […]

Somalia’s President Vows Revenge On al Shabaab After Deadly Attack

Somalia’s President Vows Revenge On al Shabaab After Deadly Attack

Somalia’s president said late Thursday night the country’s army was in “hot pursuit” of Islamist group al Shabaab fighters after the insurgents’ assault on a military base in the Puntland region that left at least 38 people dead. In the early Thursday attack, the Islamists overran a military base in Af Urur, a town about […]

Bomb Hits Mogadishu

Bomb Hits Mogadishu

Somali authorities were Monday evening interrogating suspects behind an explosion at Hamarweyne, Mogadishu’s oldest district. A vehicle packed with explosive materials went off at the heart of the Somali capital on Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at the back of a building known as Guriga Hooyooyinka (Women’s Building), which is the headquarter of the Somali […]

Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak Is An awakening For How Public Health Officials Interact With Immigrant Communities.

Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak Is An awakening For How Public Health Officials Interact With Immigrant Communities.

Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents […]

Somalia: Unicef – 1.4 Million Children At Risk Of Acute Malnutrition in 2017

Somalia: Unicef – 1.4 Million Children At Risk Of Acute Malnutrition in 2017

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced in a statement on Tuesday that the number of children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia during 2017 increased by 50 percent since initial estimates at the beginning of this year. Of the 1.4 million children now at risk, about 275,000 could face a life-threatening severe acute […]

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