UN says 2021 humanitarian funding in Somalia worst in 6 yrs

MOGADISHU — The United Nations relief agency said Wednesday the current funding to respond to humanitarian needs in Somalia is the worst in six years. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at mid-year, humanitarian agencies can barely meet the basic needs of nearly half of …

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Italy, US armies give food assistance to communities in Lower Shabelle region

MOGADISHU — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has received seven tons of relief assistance from the Italian Contingent of the European Union Training Mission in Somalia, EUTM-S, the US Army Civil Affairs Team. The food will be distributed to vulnerable families and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Lower Shabelle region. The EUTM-S Force Commander, …

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UK renews charcoal ban from Somalia

MOGADISHU — The UK has reaffirmed its sanctions on charcoal imports from Somalia warning of prison sentences for violations. In its updated version of the sanctions following exit from the EU, the UK government announced this week the sanctions are in conformity with previous UN Security Council sanctions. “This good …

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