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HirShabelle president names floods committee

JOWHAR — Abdullahi Hussein Gudlawe of HirShabelle State has named a select committee for the flooding caused by the Shabelle River. The sixteen-member committee will be chaired by the state Minister for Interior, Mohamed Ali Caadle, who will be deputised by Mohamed Omar Ceymoy. Members include Salah Mohamed Hassan, Mohamud …

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AMISOM constructs water well for IDPs camp in Jowhar

JOWHAR — Families living in Towfiq Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp in Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region of Somalia, will now have access to clean water following the construction of a water well by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The well was handed over to the Governor of the …

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Somalia says 2.5M people need humanitarian aid

MOGADISHU — More than 2.5 million people in Somalia are in need of humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, conflict, and the coronavirus pandemic, a top official said on Sunday. “Water shortages, locust swarms, floods, COVID-19, and terrorism are all major challenges for Somalia,” Khadija Diriye, the humanitarian affairs and …

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UN: Over 83,000 Somalis displaced due to water crisis

MOGADISHU — More than 83,000 people have been displaced in Somalia due to water shortage since November 2020, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday. “Coupled with conflict, insecurity and other drivers of crisis, the harsh weather and forecasted below-average rains in some areas will …

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Providing safe drinking for communities in Wajid district

WAJID — Water prices in Wajid district have skyrocketed making it difficult for the most vulnerable communities to access safe water. Water scarcity has also led to some mortality rate amongst livestock and failed crop production. Water is an essential element for household survival. Many households, usually women and girls, …

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