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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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AMISOM assists IDPs families in Beletweyne town

BELETWEYNE — African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops have distributed food and non-food items to vulnerable households in Beletweyne, HirShabelle State of Somalia. Djiboutian and Ethiopian troops that jointly oversee security in HirShabelle State under Sector 4 distributed the relief in partnership with the Government of India. At least …

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UN: Attacks on aid workers decrease in Somalia in Q1

MOGADISHU — Violent attacks on humanitarian workers operating in Somalia decreased in the first three months compared to a similar period last year, the United Nations humanitarian agency said on Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said one humanitarian worker was killed, four injured, one …

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AMISOM donates aid to flood hit IDPs in Somalia

MOGADISHU — The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, has presented on Wednesday, food and non-food relief items to the Federal Government of Somalia. The items sourced through the Humanitarian Liaison Unit of AMISOM will support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), affected by floods in AMISOM’s Areas of Responsibility, AoR. At …

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Aid agencies can be harmful, says Somaliland tycoon

HARGEISA — Aid agencies are hindering development and undermining efforts to attract investment in Somaliland, according to a former World Bank and UN official turned entrepreneur. Ismail Ahmed, founder of the money-transfer company WorldRemit, claims Somaliland, his birthplace, has had to battle “negative PR” from aid agencies exaggerating their role …

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