Saturday , 8 August 2020

Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)

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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IDPs in Somalia share Ramadan meal under shadow of COVID-19

MOGADISHU —  In makeshift metal homes in a camp in Mogadishu, women wrapped in brightly patterned scarves are making savory pastries and mixing flour for flatbreads. They are preparing iftar, the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan, which this year falls in the middle of a global …

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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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Somalia .. IOM begins relocating families at risk of eviction

BAIDOA (SoOHA)  – IOM has started the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were at risk of eviction to the newly developed public site in Baidoa. Some 682 households, consisting of 3,914 individuals drawn from 12 out of 15 targeted IDP sites have been relocated to the new Baidoa public …

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