Tuesday , 25 February 2020

ARTICLES

How do we reduce disaster risks for the conflict-affected?

In September, I marched along the streets of New York with impassioned climate activists calling for greater action on climate change. Their placards warned ‘the seas are rising and so must we’. A young woman, balanced atop a pillar, held one sign which said ‘I can’t believe I’m protesting the …

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Collaboration is key to ending malaria

For decades, the scourge of malaria has taken a fearful toll of Africa’s young and old, decimating lives and crippling economies. Yet good news emerged in September when Kenya began rolling out a vaccine pilot project for babies and toddlers, becoming the third country to introduce the vaccine after Ghana …

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Somali graduates must be skilled up

Somali graduates are proud, inquisitive and, in many cases, innovative. They are certainly ambitious and should be confident about their future in a country blessed with so much natural resources and potential.   Yet, at the best of times, there is a tragic disconnect between the jobs available and the …

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Somali students must think !

Somalis everywhere value education. Every parent wants a genius child who will be a triple PhD and the President of Somalia one day. This is very unlikely for the majority of us but for those who can do this, there should be no dampening their spirits. Go for it. If, like me, …

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US shame on world refugee day

On the eve of World Refugee Day, the acting head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Ken Cuccinelli, emailed asylum officers lamenting the country’s “abused” asylum system and calling on them to help “stem the crisis and better secure the homeland.” The message to get in line and deny more asylum …

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Unfolding humanitarian crisis in Somalia needs urgent action

A recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicated that at least 4.2 million people in Somalia need urgent life-saving humanitarian support. By July, the number may rise to a staggering 5.4 million people – including 1 million children. We need action now. The …

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When water is all you need, surviving in Somalia

Water they say is life, free of cost like breathing air, but when the commodity becomes all you need to survive, rarely will the thoughts of even good food cross your mind. Not to mention any other basic human needs. Such is the agony of millions of children, women and …

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Aid community caught off guard by Somalia drought

Somalia’s aid community has been caught off guard by severe drought conditions and growing food insecurity, and now says time is ticking to raise awareness of a looming crisis. “This is a little bit of an unanticipated shock,” said Justin Brady, head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination …

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