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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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Drought threatens to drive famine in Somalia as hunger kills more than 100

Drought threatens to drive famine in Somalia as hunger kills more than 100

At least 6.2 million people in Somalia — or just about half the country — are grappling with the prospect of an acute food shortage due to deepening drought. And on Saturday, Somalia’s prime minister made it clear that the conditions are exacting a stark human cost. A 5-year-old child cries as a nurse struggles to find a vein for ...

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Erdogan calls to help drought-hit East Africa.

Erdogan calls to help drought-hit East Africa.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a series of tweets Saturday called to take part in the Turkish Red Crescent aid campaign for East African hit by drought and famine, APA reports quoting Anadolu. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday called for urgent action to help over 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeastern ...

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Somalia’s PM says 110 dead from hunger.

Somalia’s PM says 110 dead from hunger.

Somalia’s prime minister announced on Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. It was the first death toll announced by Somalia’s government since it declared the drought a national disaster on Tuesday. The United Nations estimates that 5 million ...

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870 more migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.

870 more migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.

1870 more migrants were rescued on Friday from the coast of Italy by the Coast Guard and taken to port Augusta in southeastern Sicily. These mostly African migrants especially from Somalia and Eritrea were rescued after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. A Somali man, who had been among those rescued, died overnight on the ship according to the Coast ...

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