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Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia.

Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia.

The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for Humanitarian Aid, said that there are disturbing similarities with the situation in Somalia during 2011, when hunger left some 260,000 fatalities. Laerke said that in ...

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Aid Agencies Working to Stave Off Catastrophic Famine in Somalia

Aid Agencies Working to Stave Off Catastrophic Famine in Somalia

GENEVA — Time is running out for millions of people in Somalia who are on the brink of famine, warns the United Nations. The world body is urging the international community to rapidly respond to its $825-million appeal to stave off a catastrophe in that drought-stricken and conflict-ridden country. Six-point-two million people in Somalia — half the population — are in ...

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Sudan, Somalia condemn US travel ban

Sudan, Somalia condemn US travel ban

Countries targeted under a new US travel ban passed by President Donald Trump have attacked the move, along with the United Nations. On Monday, President Trump signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. The order was presented as a means to strengthen US national security against terror threats. On Tuesday however, ...

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Famine stalks Somalia again.

Famine stalks Somalia again.

I last worked in Somalia six years ago, when famine also loomed, and there were countless stories to tell about starvation, a health crisis and devastation. Knowing it is little different this time round is heartbreaking. A drought that appears to be worsening has left more than 6.2 million people without enough food, if any at all. Last week, the ...

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Conflict in Somalia Impacts Future Drought Resistance.

Conflict in Somalia Impacts Future Drought Resistance.

This is not Somalia’s first drought and it likely won’t be its last. The government announced Saturday that 110 people had died in a two-day period due to drought-induced famine, particularly in the Bay and Bakol regions, highlighting the need not just for rapid emergency response to this crisis, but also long-term solutions to prevent food insecurity. And some aid ...

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Somalis in Oregon React to Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Somalis in Oregon React to Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Somali immigrants in Oregon reacted Monday to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban with dismay, saying it stigmatizes a growing immigrant community that’s working to forge better relationships after the high-profile conviction of a local Somali-American for a bomb plot. CORRECTS FROM OLAL TO OLOL- FILE – In this July 21, 2015 file photo, Somali immigrant leader Jamal Dar, right, ...

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Al-shabaab sets fire on a village in Middle Shabelle region.

Al-shabaab sets fire on a village in Middle Shabelle region.

Locals fled Gaalees village near regional capital of Jowhar according villagers. It is not known about the motive . But villagers said the whole village was destroyed with fire set by militants on Monday at evening, KNN reports. No comments from al-shabaab group on this. The group is fighting to impose a strict-Sharia interpretations over Somalia  

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UN chief arrives on emergency visit to Somalia for famine.

UN chief arrives on emergency visit to Somalia for famine.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has landed in Somalia on what he calls an emergency visit to focus on famine. The U.N. chief announced his Tuesday morning arrival in the Horn of Africa nation on Twitter, saying that “people are dying. The world must act now to stop this.” Somalia is part of a massive $4 billion aid appeal launched ...

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Special forces may soon join the war against Al-Shabaab

Special forces may soon join the war against Al-Shabaab

The war against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia should intensify if US President Donald Trump approves a Pentagon plan to expand operations in the country. A week today, the Pentagon sent recommendations to the White House that would allow US Special Forces to increase assistance to the Somali National Army, now struggling against Al-Shabaab, The Associated Press reported. The AP cited ...

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America Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Somalia’s Counterterror Needs

America Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Somalia’s Counterterror Needs

Somalia is synonymous in the American lexicon with death, destruction, anarchy and humanitarian calamity. The “Black Hawk down” disaster that resulted in the slaying of eighteen elite U.S. soldiers may have occurred over twenty-three years ago, but the image of an American soldier being dragged in the streets by Somali warlords in Mogadishu is still an iconic one in American ...

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