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Turkey’s First Lady Meets Representatives Of The Global Somali Diaspora Organization

Turkey’s First Lady Meets Representatives Of The Global Somali Diaspora Organization

Turkey’s First lady Emine Erdoğan has met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization following a NATO summit in London, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Mrs Erdoğan met with members of the House of Lords, Conservative Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Liberal Democrat Lord Qurban Hussain as well as Labour member of Parliament […]

Over 500,000 People So Far Affected By Floods

Over 500,000 People So Far Affected By Floods

Flooding in Somalia has affected 574,000 people, displacing 370,000 of them, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday. The October flooding, which was unusual for this time of year, has taken humanitarian agencies aback as there are less funding and flexibility in the humanitarian operation, said the OCHA. Prior to […]

Mobile Phone Warnings Set To Aid Climate-Vulnerable Somali Nomads

Mobile Phone Warnings Set To Aid Climate-Vulnerable Somali Nomads

In central Somalia’s Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Shabelle River burst its banks. Across the district, 230,000 people were driven from their homes, the U.N. refugee agency […]

Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group launched a series of attacks since Saturday that led to the death of at least 17 people in Somalia. Lower Shabelle region officials told VOA Somali that the militants attacked the town of Qoryoley late Saturday using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing nine people. The town’s Mayor Sayid Ali […]

United Nations And World Bank Group Call For Sustained Funding To Relieve Suffering In Somalia

United Nations And World Bank Group Call For Sustained Funding To Relieve Suffering In Somalia

On a mission to Somalia, the Emergency Relief Coordinator and senior officials from the World Bank and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office say that early action and joined-up approaches are key to ending the country’s cyclical crises With the latest analysis showing that Somalia’s main harvest was the worst since the famine in 2011, Under-Secretary-General […]

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

When Mumtas Khadar turned nine she couldn’t wait for the ritual undertaken by every woman in her village in Somaliland in northeast Africa that she believed would make her more beautiful. But the traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) left her in agony, bedridden for a week then with painful periods every month and […]

African Development Bank Group Signs $28.8 Million Grant Deal With Somalia For Road And Water Projects

African Development Bank Group Signs $28.8 Million Grant Deal With Somalia For Road And Water Projects

The African Development Bank Group on 27 August 2019 signed two grants for $28.8 million for road and water supply projects to improve livelihoods in Somalia and boost resilience. The grants, approved by the Bank’s Board on 19 July 2019, confirm sustained efforts, especially by the African Development Fund, to tackle fragility in the Horn […]

UN Calls For Greater Role Of Women In Humanitarian Work

UN Calls For Greater Role Of Women In Humanitarian Work

The United Nations has called for more involvement of women in humanitarian activities in Somalia, highlighting the contribution made by women humanitarians to peacebuilding efforts in the horn of Africa nation. Werner Schultink, representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a joint statement issued on Monday evening after celebrations to mark the World […]

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

The Somalia’s state of Jubbaland on Tuesday evening shut down its main airport in Kismayu, ahead of the scheduled local presidential elections due Thursday. The decision means no aircraft will be allowed to land at the facility until after the vote. The authorities indicated the airport will reopen on Friday, August 23, possibly locking out […]

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

The Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda and is trying to topple Somalia’s central government, said it had carried out a suicide attack Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on […]

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