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SHF allocates US$9.26 million for floods response

MOGADISHU — The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) has released US$9.26 million to scale up priority life-saving assistance to nearly 300,000 people affected by floods in Somalia. These critical funds, part of the SHF 2020 Reserve Allocation, will support national and international non-governmental partners operating in Banadir, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle …

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Somaliland .. CSO denounce parliament’s vote against bill for women and minorities

HARGEISA — Somaliland’s civil society organizations held a press release condemning the parliament’s decision to decline the gender quotas bill. Members from NAGAAD expressing their disapproval said: Ladies and Gentlemen, Women in Somaliland play an important role in strengthening the country’s democracy, economy, and social cohesion. Somali women are the …

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UN warns of increased FGM and spousal violence in Somalia

MOGADISHU — The unprecedented fight against gender-based violence and harmful practices; including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage should be prioritized as part of the wider efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the Somali population. According to the recently published Somali Health and Demographic Survey (SHDS), annually, one …

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