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Aid & Policy: Famine in Somalia – Twice in six years?

Aid & Policy: Famine in Somalia – Twice in six years?

Six years after a famine killed a quarter of a million people in Somalia, the country is threatened with another. Famines only occur if political decision-makers allow them to; it is imperative that the right decisions are made now. But have we learnt enough from the mistakes of 2011? The context has changed since 2011. Somalia now has a functioning – if limited and fragile – state …

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 24, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 24, 2017)

42 Somali refugees killed in airstrike off Yemen Around 42 Somali refugees were killed in an airstrike on March 16 near the Bab al Mandeb Strait, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said this week. The UNHCR said 42 persons were killed and 39 others wounded when attack helicopters struck a boat carrying the refugees from Yemen to …

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 17, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 17, 2017)

“Largest humanitarian crisis” in 72 years, says UN UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien announced this week that a humanitarian crises across four countries has become the “largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN” in 1945. UN officials have been asking world governments and donor nations to speed up food assistance and livelihood support for some 20 million in …

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 10, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 10, 2017)

110 people die from drought in one region of Somalia Over 100 people have died from drought conditions in Bay region, of southwestern Somalia, new Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said. Prime Minister Khaire made the announcement to the National Drought Committee, which is tasked with coordinating drought relief efforts nation-wide. The UN estimates that some 6.2 million Somalis need …

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