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WHO Unveils Lifesaving Initiative to Aid 900,000 Climate-Stricken Somalis

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a fresh initiative on Wednesday, aiming to provide life-saving aid to close to 900,000 people by 2024.The focus is on aiding Somalis who are grappling with the enduring effects of extreme climate shifts like floods and droughts."This initiative will bolster referral connections between communities and healthcare facilities, enhancing quality, accessibility, and reach of essential medical care. This encompasses in-patient treatment for severely malnourished…

Urgent Call: Somalia Seeks $230 Million for Vital Flood Recovery and Aid for 2.5 Million People

The latest Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) report, jointly prepared and unveiled today by the Government with support from the United Nations, World Bank, and the European Union, lays bare the staggering US$176 million in damage and loss inflicted by the 2023 Deyr floods across sixteen districts. The catastrophe claimed 188 lives and displaced over 2 million individuals. The report highlights that direct damages to critical sectors like agriculture, water and sanitation, and education topped US$126.6 million, with…

Ethiopian Flood Crisis: Impact on 560,000 Individuals Reported by United Nations

Rampant floods from heavy downpours in Ethiopia have impacted more than 560,000 individuals, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The OCHA, in its most recent update, reported that approximately 57,000 people were forced to evacuate due to floods triggered by torrential rains in various regions of the East African nation. These floods have caused extensive damage to homes, public infrastructure, and farmland, exacerbating difficulties for the impacted communities. The…

Nearly One Million People in East Africa Affected by Devastating Floods and Landslides, According to UNICEF

Deserted vans in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Photographer: AP Photo Nairobi (AX) - UNICEF has reported that almost one million people in Eastern Africa are suffering from floods and landslides caused by heavy rains, stressing the urgent need for humanitarian aid. The latest report on East Africa flood situation from UNICEF states that a large number of individuals have been displaced in Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Extensive damage has been recorded, including impacts on homes, schools, infrastructure, as well as the…

Empowering Somalia: KSrelief and UK Collaborate to Aid Those Battling Severe Acute Malnutrition

In Riyadh, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, and Andrew Mitchell signed a collaboration agreement with UNICEF to fight severe malnutrition in Somalia. KSrelief and the FCDO will each contribute $2.5 million to provide nutrition, water, and hygiene services in 15 high-risk areas for 101,000 Somali children. This $5 million partnership is part of Saudi Arabia and the UK FCDO's shared efforts to ease the hardships of the Somali people through humanitarian projects.

The Impact of New EU Visa Regulations on the Ethiopian and Somali Communities: What You Need to Know

In light of recent guidelines, the European Union has put on hold certain rules about granting visas to Ethiopian citizens. These adjustments prevent EU member nations from skipping specific paperwork and providing visas for multiple entries. Additionally, Ethiopian diplomats and officials will now have to pay for their travel permits, signifying a significant change in policy. The processing time for visas for Ethiopians has been lengthened from 15 to 45 days, a move that the European Commission deems necessary to push…

food security in the south deeply affected by

In Angola, several humanitarian organizations are sounding the alarm. Nearly six million people are on the verge of being depleted due to food shortages in the south of the country, a region affected by the worst drought in forty years, according to the World Food Program (WFP). Cunene and Huila provinces are most affected.…

Mali: civilians are increasingly affected by

Since the conflict began in 2012, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines have been a growing threat in Mali. For the soldiers, but also for the civilians who use the same roads or tracks, which are broken without goal difference, a threat that affects the daily lives of the peoples of northern and central Mali, in the grip of the conflict, and which is sinking to the south.…

In South Africa, the ports were affected

Since Thursday, July 22, the computer system of the state-owned company Transnet, which manages all ports in South Africa, has been inaccessible, as has its official website. as reported from Johannesburg, Romain SongThe company Transnet and the South African government have so far neither indicated any leads to the origin of…

More than 280,000 people affected

According to the report released on Thursday, 16 people were killed in rains from March to May this year. More than 26,000 homes and 260 schools have been destroyed, along with health centers, in Tanganyika province, said OCHA, the UN's humanitarian coordination office. With our special correspondent in Kalemie, Denise mahehoSo…

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