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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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UN calls for continued efforts to help refugees and displaced people in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Marking World Refugee Day, the United Nations in Somalia today called for continued efforts to alleviate the plight of refugees and displaced persons in Somalia. Despite significant efforts by the Somali authorities, there are still at least 2.6 million Somalis who are internally displaced, and the country hosts …

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CP organizatios call for scaling up of their services in Somalia amid COVID-19

MOGADISHU — Child Rights organizations working in Somalia led by Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, and Plan International have expressed deep concerns about the untold suffering of children due to the COVID-19 crisis and called for scaling up of child protection services. Experts from the three agencies acknowledge that …

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Statement from the UN system in Somalia on its support to contain COVID-19

MOGADISHU — Somalia, like many different international locations on this planet, is going through the unprecedented problem of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic. “The UN household in Somalia stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the individuals of Somalia throughout this testing time. We’ll proceed to help all efforts to handle the quick well …

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UN calls for protection of civilians as clashes displace in Jubaland State

MOGADISHU — The United Nations on Tuesday called for the protection of civilians as escalating violence displaces nearly 56,000 people in southern Somalia. Preliminary reports indicate that up to 9,000 households (approximately 56,000 people) have been displaced in Gedo, Jubaland State, following a stand-off since early February between the parties to …

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UN allocates $45 mln to stave off famine risk in the Horn of Africa

NEW YORK (SoOHA) – Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today allocated US$45 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to immediately scale up food and nutrition assistance, safe water provision, livelihoods protection, and other urgent humanitarian support to drought-affected people across parts of Somalia, Ethiopia …

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