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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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UN says over 3.5M people face food crisis in Somalia

MOGADISHU — About 3.5 million people are expected to face an acute food insecurity crisis in Somalia through the end of 2021 due to lack of humanitarian assistance, says a United Nations-backed food security report released in Mogadishu on Thursday. The joint assessment by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis …

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FSNAU, FEWS NET issue 2021 post Gu technical release

MOGADISHU — Nearly 3.5 million people across Somalia are expected to face food consumption gaps or depletion of livelihood assets indicative of Crisis (IPC Phase 3)1 or worse outcomes through the end of the year, in the absence of humanitarian assistance. The key drivers of acute food insecurity in Somalia …

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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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More than 95 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Somalia

MOGADISHU — The ministry of health said a total of 17,726 cases have been confirmed since mid-March when the country recorded its first case. Of the new cases, 47 were female while 49 were male. Some 59 people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of successful recoveries to 8,663. …

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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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