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UN launches training program to help Somalis adapt to COVID-19 impacts

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched radio training programs in Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation...
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5.2 million Somalis in need of humanitarian aid due to floods, COVID-19 – UNICEF

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About 5.2 million Somalis including three million children are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the triple threat of floods, locusts and COVID-19,...
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AMISOM implements quick impact projects to win trust of Somalis

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on its troops and Somali forces to implement quick impact projects for local populations. ...
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EU provides funding to help Somalis hit by severe drought

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The EU has provided 140,000 U.S. dollars in humanitarian funding to assist families severely hit by drought in Somalia. The EU said...
A man displays money at the exchange market in Suq Bacad market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Nov. 18, 2015. (Xinhua/ Faisal Isse)

Aid Organisations Solicit for US$1.08 Billion to Help Somalia

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Somalia and aid agencies operating in the country on Monday launched 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), seeking 1.08 billion U.S. dollars to provide support...
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AU urges Somalis to implement projects in recovered areas

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on Somalis to play a greater role in implementation of quick impact projects (QIPs) in...
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UN to provide health services to 48,000 Somalis in drought-hit regions

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The UN migration agency said Tuesday it will partner with ministries of health in both Somaliland and Puntland to provide emergency health services to...
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AU meeting reviews gender strategy to empower Somalis

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) started a two-day meeting in Mogadishu on Wednesday to review and update its gender strategy plan aimed...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU, IGAD congratulate Somalia’s president-elect, Somalis for democratic, credible elections

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The African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have congratulated Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed for winning Somalia's presidential elections held on Wednesday. ...
Wpid Deported

Over 90 Somalis, Kenyans deported from U.S.

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More than 90 Somalis and Kenyans arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday after being deported from the United States, a Kenyan official...
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Global charity seeks US$18.5 million to help Somalis

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International charity World Vision said on Friday that it is seeking 18.5 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving assistance to 530,000 drought affected Somalis...

UN urges new approach to support displaced Somalis

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The UN Secretary-General's Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Walter Kälin said durable solution for displaced Somalis was necessary for the...

More Somalis, Ethiopians cross to Yemen in 2015

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) also warned against perilous Horn of Africa sea crossings after 92,000 reached Yemen in 2015, with 36 already...
Fireworks are seen during the 2015 Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Canada, Dec. 25, 2015. As one of the foremost illumination festivals in Canada, the 2015 Winter Festival of Lights, which runs from Nov. 21, 2015 to Jan. 31, 2016, attracts hundreds of thousands of people. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

Somalis Marks New Year

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Somalis flocked to the hotel to take part in the celebrations of the New Year amid tight security in the streets leading to the...

12 Somalis Killed in Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen

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Saudi Arabia?s latest airstrikes on Yemen and ensuing explosions have claimed the lives of a dozen Somali nationals, local media say. The 12 Somali citizens...
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Zuma’s appeals to end xenophobic attacks lands on deaf ears

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by Martin Williams Despite appeals by South African President Jacob Zuma and other political leaders for calm, violence against foreigners continued in parts of...
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Ghana?s opposition leader calls on President Zuma to end xenophobic attacks

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The leader of Ghana?s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Friday called on South African President Jacob Zuma to end...

ID registration for Somalis Explained

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Kampala Deputy RCC Allan Kajik chats with Somali Community in Uganda chairman Hussein Hassan Abukar during a recent security meeting in Kisenyi. PHOTO/Patrick Jaramogi Hussein...

Somalis in danger of worsening food crisis

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A boy redirects a camel at Hargeisa Livestock Market in Somalia, a facility constructed by FAO with UK funding. Photo: FAO/Frank Nyakairu 2 September...
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Vital health services for Somalis threatened by funding cuts

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Boys queue at a UNICEF food distribution point in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt The United Nations Children?s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that it...

UN Encourages Somalis Abroad To Invest In Agriculture And Farming In Their Homeland.

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A mother buys canned fish from a local vendor using a WFP food voucher in Burao, northern Somalia. Photo: WFP/C. McDonough 4 February 2013...

UN envoy urges Somalis to finalize list of new parliamentarians

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Special Representative Augustine Mahiga greets members of the Technical Selection Committee. Photo: UNPOS The United Nations envoy for Somalia today voiced deep concern at...

With transitional deadline near, UN envoy urges Somalis to focus on country’s future

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Special Representative Augustine Mahiga. UN Photo/Stuart Price With slightly more than a month to go before Somalia?s current transitional governing period comes to end,...

As Somalis celebrate Independence Day, UN Special Representative for Somalia Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga...

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As Somalis celebrate Independence Day, UN Special Representative for Somalia Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga commends progress on constitutional process MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 2, 2012/African Press...

UN refugee agency: more displaced Somalis citing difficulty in providing for themselves

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A young Somali refugee at a reception centre in Dadaab, Kenya. Photo: UNHCR/J. Brouwer The UN refugee agency said today that growing numbers of...

UN / To keep Somalis ‘committed’, Secretary-General urges Security Council to continue support of...

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UN / To keep Somalis ‘committed’, Secretary-General urges Security Council to continue support of political, security, recovery processesNEW YORK, March 6, 2012/African Press Organization...

Somali’s al Shabaab crumbling according to African Union

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Image by: FEISAL OMAR / REUTERSSomalia’s al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab fighters are close to collapse, with large numbers fleeing the war-torn country for Yemen, the commander of...

Thousands of Somalis flee renewed clashes into Mogadishu

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News Stories, 17 February 2012 Settlements for displaced Somalis in Mogadishu could get even more crowded with new arrivals from the Afgooye corridor. MOGADISHU, Somalia,...

Smuggling and trafficking of Somalis must stop, UN human rights expert says

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Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Somalia Shamsul Bari. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferr?The smuggling and trafficking in innocent Somalis must end,...

“Smuggling and trafficking in innocent Somalis must stop,” says UN Expert after new boat...

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“Smuggling and trafficking in innocent Somalis must stop,” says UN Expert after new boat disaster in Gulf AdenGENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2012/African Press Organization...