Sunday , 9 August 2020

Displacement and Asylum

UN calls for continued efforts to help refugees and displaced people in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Marking World Refugee Day, the United Nations in Somalia today called for continued efforts to alleviate the plight of refugees and displaced persons in Somalia. Despite significant efforts by the Somali authorities, there are still at least 2.6 million Somalis who are internally displaced, and the country hosts …

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ICRC fears coronavirus spreading silently in Somalia’s displaced camps

NAIROBI/GAROWE  — The new coronavirus could be spreading undetected through camps across Somalia hosting some 2.6 million displaced people, the Red Cross warned on Tuesday, as floods and conflict swelled the numbers fleeing into overcrowded settlements. Almost 500,000 people have been forced from their homes by recent floods in central …

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AMISOM supports IDPs with personal protective equipment against coronavirus

MOGADISHU — As part of efforts to support communities in its Areas of Responsibility, AoR, in the fight against COVID-19, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), on Friday presented a range of personal protection and hygiene supplies to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable civilians in the Banadir region. …

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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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