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Coronavirus reaches Dadaab camp, raising ‘serious concerns’ for refugees’ health

DADAAB CAMP — Two residents of the Dadaab complex have tested positive for Covid-19, the United Nations refugee agency has announced. These first confirmations of the presence of the Coronavirus are raising fears that it could spread in the camps and surrounding communities. “The crowded conditions in the Dadaab refugee …

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COVID-19 isolation messaging strategy for IDP sites

MOGADISHU — The COVID-19 pandemic possesses a critical menace to populations that can be presently dwelling in Somalia IDP websites. At the moment, IDP websites in Somalia face poor dwelling circumstances similar to restricted entry to water and sanitation merchandise, congested and overly dense settlement configuration and marginality from broader …

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Self-made Somali businessmen work their way up out of the IDP camps in Buhodle

BUHODLE (SoOHA) – Radio Ergo’s IDP camp series this week explores the hard road to success for two men displaced from their homes respectively by conflict and drought, who set up their own businesses in Buhodle in northern Somalia. After 12 years living in a shabby IDP camp, Yussuf Omar Mohamed can finally say he is living comfortably as a self-supporting businessman …

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Displaced and disabled – how families struggle for a dignified existence in IDP camps in Somalia

BELEDWEYNE (SoOHA) – Bedridden and poor, 55–year–old Ahmed Farah Gedi embodies the hardships faced by disabled people and their families living in IDP camps in Somalia. In this part of our series, Radio Ergo visits Kulmiye camp in Beledwyene, Hiran region. Ahmed Farah Gedi, 55, is one of the people living with disabilities in Kulmiye camp, Beledweyne. He was previously a proud …

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