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Urgent food aid for 36 000 displaced people

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Featured, IDPs, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

ICRC

Listen he International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), assisted by the Somali Red Crescent Society, just completed a distribution of food to over 36,000 displaced people in the town of Beletweyne, in the central part of the country. In addition, 4,000 children under five years of age and 860 pregnant women were provided with […]

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Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Featured, IDPs, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

qaxooti

Listen Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year. The vast majority – some 107,000 – are internally displaced in Somalia; a total of 23,000 newly arrived […]

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UNHCR Gears Up For Voluntary Repatriation Of Somali Refugees

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Featured, News, Refugees, Somalia  /  No Comments

UNHCR

Listen The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it plans to start a pilot project to support ongoing spontaneous returns of Somali refugees living in Kenya’s refugee camp, reports China’s Xinhua news agency. UNHCR Country Representative Raouf Mazou emphasized that the planned repatriation will be voluntary and expressed the agency’s commitment to support spontaneous return movements. […]

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Number of migrants arrested in France trying to enter UK doubles

By   /  July 19, 2014  /  Featured, News, Refugees, Somalia  /  No Comments

muhaajiriin

Listen The number of migrants seeking to enter Britain illegally through France has more than doubled to 10,500 in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, officials said Friday. At the three Channel crossings – Calais, Dunkirk and the Channel Tunnel – 10,500 migrants were arrested in the first half […]

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Floods force 1,500 families to flee from their homes in Bardere

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, health, IDPs, Latest, News, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

daadaa

Listen Floods have forced hundreds of residents in Gedo region’s Bardere district to flee their houses on Monday following heavy rains in the district. About 1,500 families have fled from the eastern parts of Bardere to other parts of the district, according to Radio Ergo’s local reporter, who is among those displaced from their homes. […]

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UN Envoy to Somalia urges increased funding for “serious” humanitarian situation

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Nicholas_Kay

Listen The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has highlighted the need for urgent funding to relieve the serious humanitarian situation in the country, noting that without additional support, many vulnerable Somalis risked falling deeper into crisis. “There is a very serious, continuing humanitarian crisis in Somalia and there is an […]

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What would make someone want to return to Somalia?

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, IDPs, News, Opinion & Analysis, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

ifrah_osman

Listen After eight years living in Kenya, Ifrah Osman decided to go home to Somalia, the country she fled in 2006 as the long-running war worsened. In the last few years security has improved in Mogadishu, and some have found hope and opportunity here — but that’s not why Osman went home. She left Kenya […]

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Somalia rains failing, hunger coming, say groups

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, health, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Deeqa_Italy

Listen Weak and erratic rains, military conflict and little funding from the international community could lead to mass hunger in Somalia, aid groups warned on Wednesday. The U.N.’s food and security unit says 51,000 children are severely malnourished and face a high risk of death. The group warned that the food situation is likely to […]

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Dadaab: The world’s biggest refugee camp

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Featured, IDPs, News, Refugees, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen A young, panic-stricken woman sits under a tree, telling anyone who will listen about her plight. “They forced me to leave my children behind,” said Ifrah Hassan, a 29-year-old mother of three. A crowd of dozens, mostly men, has gathered around her to listen. This is Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, located in […]

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Kenyan move leaves Somali journalists fearful

By   /  May 2, 2014  /  Africa, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, Video Gallery, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Kenya’s decision to order all Somali refugees back to border camps has left a large number of Somali journalists fearing for their lives. Somalia is one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a reporter, and many of its journalists have fled to neighbouring Kenya in search of a safer life. They say […]

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