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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…

WHO and Action Against Hunger Deliver Critical Health and Nutrition Aid in Drought-Stricken Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia – Abdia Adan makes her way back to Garasbaley Health Centre in Kahda district, Banadir Region. This time, it’s for the final check-up of her 8-month-old son, Mohamed. Unlike previous visits, there's a spring in her step; young Mohamed is thriving. Back in November 2023, Abdia rushed him to the center, feverish and vomiting. Diagnosed with pneumonia and malnutrition, Mohamed's turnaround owes much to Abdia’s care and the top-notch medical attention he received here. Nestled in the Sodonka camp of Kahda, a…

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…

Northeastern State’s Leader Deni Calls for Immediate Direct International Aid and Budget Support Amidst Federal Clashes

Garowe (AX) - Said Abdullahi Deni, the head honcho of Northeastern State, has called on Somalia's international pals to cook up a new system for multilateral development banks. This would allow them to directly dish out humanitarian assistance, development aid, and budget support to Northeastern State, especially as the political mudslinging between Northeastern State and the federal bigwigs escalates. On Sunday, President Deni fired off a letter to the global community, pointing fingers at the federal government for…

Desperate Somali Doctor Begs for Aid in Heart-Wrenching Viral Plea Amid Libyan Trafficker Torture

In a gripping, one-minute-and-thirty-seven-second clip, Dr. Mahad reveals his nightmare: "I'm a Somali lad stuck in Libya for five months now. They're torturing and beating me, broke my hand, and zapped me with electricity. My family’s broke, they can't pay the $15,000 ransom. For Somali solidarity's sake, I beg for your help to escape this hellhole." The video has ignited a social media push to gather funds and amplify awareness for his release. Dr. Mahad, an obstetrician and gynecologist, hails from a dirt-poor rural…

South Korea Vows Significant Assistance to Somalia at African Summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AX) — South Korea has pledged support for Somalia's growth initiatives. This announcement came after high-level discussions between Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and his South Korean counterpart, Han Duck-soo, in Seoul during the first-ever South Korea–Africa Summit. The conversation spotlighted a partnership grounded in mutual gain, focusing on crafts, skill enhancement, economic foundations, and tech."Prime Minister Han Duck-soo of South Korea has vowed to aid Somalia in developing vital…

SSC Khatumo Chief Engages Chinese Diplomats in Mogadishu for Vital Development Aid Talks

Mogadishu (AX) - Abdikhadir Firdhiye, chief of SSC Khatumo, together with some of his ministers, huddled with Chen Wendi, acting Chinese Ambassador to Somalia, and other Chinese envoys in Mogadishu on Tuesday.The powwow zeroed in on how China could pitch in on development and humanitarian aid for SSC Khatumo regions.Firdhiye pointed out that China was the trailblazer in providing aid to SSC Khatumo's residents during the tough times brought on by the protracted brawl in Las Anod town.Chen Wendi, the acting Chinese…

UN Appeals for Increased Aid Following Easing of Devastating Rains in Somalia

The United Nations' humanitarian wing issued an urgent plea Monday for extra funds to address the fallout from the Gu rains (April-June) in Somalia as dry spells are forecasted soon. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 10 people lost their lives and 268,359 others were impacted by the rains, which also ravaged crops, public amenities, and other sources of livelihood. “Rapid needs assessments have been deployed in Hirshabelle, Jubaland, and Northeastern State States,"…

Revolutionizing Humanitarian Aid in Somalia: UNICEF’s GeoSight Initiative Sets New Standard

@UNICEF Somalia: Innovation for Children in CrisisIn Mogadishu, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has introduced a cutting-edge web platform to revolutionize the analysis and visualization of geospatial data in Somalia, enhancing preparedness and response efforts.Known as GeoSight, this open-source platform aims to simplify the visualization and analysis of data, with a focus on improving outcomes for children. It enables the creation of online maps to display multiple indicators at a local level, aiding…

Somali Refugees in Dadaab Speak Out Against Halt of Cash Aid for Food Essentials

(ERGO) –  Cutting off digital cash transfers intended for refugees at the Dadaab camps in northern Kenya has left Somali families in a crisis to find ample food.The camp leaders revealed that the cash aid, locally referred to as bamba chakula (meaning “get your food” in the Sheng dialect), was suspended by the UN’s World Food Programme in April due to financial constraints.Nevertheless, refugee families are still receiving supplies of lentils and sorghum.Fadumo Omar Ibrahim and her extensive clan of 11 individuals have been…

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