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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Kenya: Camel Milk Sale Fall in Eastleigh

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Africa, Development, East Africa, Featured, Horn of Africa, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Camel milk traders are losing clients because of the ongoing operation by police. NairobiNews has learnt that most of the milk from Isiolo, Garissa and Moyale arrives in Eastleigh spoilt due to many checkpoints on the road. Mr Jamal Nassib who works with Texas Flavour Bus Company in Eastleigh said their five buses normally […]

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UAE distributes food aid to Mogadishu orphans

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, health, Horn of Africa, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Government of United Arab Emirates has on Wednesday distributed food aid hundreds of orphaned, disabled and homeless children aged between five to fourteen years in Mogadishu. The donations given to the children include six tons of dates, 4000 tons of food and sweets as plans of UAE government to help Somali orphans. The […]

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Kenyan aid workers ‘free’ from Somalia’s al-Shabab

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Africa, East Africa, Featured, IDPs, Lectures, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

Somali and Ethiopian refugees walk after arriving at the coasts of al-Mokha on their way to the cities of Taiz and Ibb, in the southern Yemeni province of Taiz

Listen Two Kenyan aid workers have been found “lost and disorientated” in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says. Daniel Njuguna and James Kiarie are now in hospital in the Somali town of Dhobley, the army says. They are now in the care of Kenyan troops working with the African Union […]

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Parliamentary committee to travel Yemen, Kenya, Saudi Arabia for refugee discussion

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, IDPs, News, Refugees, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Nurani Bakar, Somali MP, and one of Parliamentary committee for foreign affairs on Monday told to media that the committee planed the near future to travel Yemen, Kenya and Saudi Arabia countries so they discuss the deteriorating situation of Somali refugees there. “There are many Somali refugees who live in critical condition at the […]

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