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UN banks on media to help end FGM in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s may have last week struggled with its old political problems after President Mohamed Farmaajo bitterly differed with his Prime Minister Hussein Roble. But the country faces another continual problem: female genital mutilation (FGM). Data from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) confirms long-held fears that Somalia is the …

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AMISOM officers trained on civilian protection

KISMAYO — Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Kismayo have undergone a refresher training on Civilian Protection during military operations. The training, which covered International Humanitarian Law, specifically the protection of women and children, conflict-related sexual violence and gender-based violence, was to reinforce the …

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QRC strengthens cooperation with OCHA Somalia

DOHA — Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi, Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), recently met Adam Abdelmoula, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. He was accompanied by a delegation that comprised Ian Ridley, Head of Office, the United Nations Office for the Coordination …

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SHF allocates US$26 million for life-saving assistance

MOGADISHU — The Somalia Humanitarian Funding (SHF) has allocated US$26 million to scale up life-saving assistance for about 1.2 million people in the country. These critical funds, part of the SHF 2021 Reserve Allocation, will support national and international non-governmental partners operating in Banadir, Bay, Galgaduud, Gedo, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle …

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Somalia launches CPIMS to protect vulnerable children

MOGADISHU — Somalia and the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) on Monday launched an online Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS+) to enhance the protection of the most vulnerable children in Somalia. Hanifa M. Ibrahim, Somali Minister of Women and Human Rights Development said the CPIMS+ will strengthen their collective ability …

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Suicide attack in Mogadishu kills at least two people

MOGADISHU – At least two people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday evening in a suicide bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an official said. The site of the blast was near the headquarters of the country’s National Intelligence and Security Agency, with a soldier among those killed, …

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