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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…

Enhancing Food Security and Climate Resilience in Somalia: UN Initiative

The JOSP aims to bolster community resilience along the Shabelle River against climate upheavals. It intends to enhance water availability, cut down flood and drought risks, and rev up agricultural yields. “This initiative is set to grant water access to 368,887 individuals across five districts, lower flood menace for 1.5 million folks, and ease drought repercussions for 1.65 million people,” FAO divulged in a communique from Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, on Wednesday night. FAO underscores that ramped-up local food…

UN Rallies for Immediate Action to Shield Children from Climate Crisis Impact

With the planet's younglings, especially girls, bearing the brunt of climate upheaval, a day of “expert chitchat” is kicking off at the UN climate talks in Germany on Tuesday to hunt for ways to address this inequality. Youths frolic in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital—one of many nations grappling with severe weather birthed from climate change. AFP - ROBERTO SCHMIDT This Bonn shindig follows a report by Save the Children that highlights a grim reality: the number of kids ravaged by hunger due to extreme weather has shot up…

Somalia Partners with AfDB in Bold $35 Million Climate Risk Financing Initiative

Nairobi (AX) — Somalia has hopped aboard a $35 million climate disaster risk project spearheaded by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) to bolster resilience against climate upheavals. The venture, which encompasses Comoros, Djibouti, and South Sudan, was inked during AfDB's 2024 Annual shindig in Nairobi. The Multi-National Climate Disaster Risk Financing Initiative, given the green light on May 3, 2024, via AfDB's Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme (ADRiFi), aspires to nurture a welcoming ecosystem for climate…

African Development Bank Provides $18 Million to Support Somalia’s Climate Change Resilience Efforts

In Nairobi, during the African Development Bank's yearly gathering, Somalia's Finance Minister, Bihi Iman Egeh, and the bank's Vice President, Dr. Beth Dunford, inked an agreement. Egeh stressed the significance of the funding, highlighting its crucial role in combatting the nation's frequent droughts. "We are thrilled to have secured $18 million from the African Development Bank. The overall budget for this initiative is $35 million. Somalia has already received over half of the funds, which will be utilized to address…

UNDP Bolsters Efforts to Combat Climate Crisis in Somalia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia is exploring new avenues to enhance its efforts in addressing climate change impacts in a country known for experiencing natural disasters caused by climate change. Somalia has faced extreme climate conditions such as droughts and floods, leading to mass displacement, unemployment, competition for limited resources, and security threats. In a country where 73% of the population are young people, the UNDP aims to involve them in climate change initiatives to make a…

Somalia Struggles to Survive: Battling the Devastating Effects of War and Climate Change

Under the punishing sun and amidst tin shacks in Galkayo, Somalia, mothers worry about feeding their children, a struggle echoed across the country where rains have failed, leading to severe drought and subsequent flooding. "The Somali people didn't cause climate change, but they are suffering from its effects," says El-Khidir Daloum, the wfp's country director for Somalia. Samawade, a small settlement like many in Somalia, reflects the nation's fragility due to conflict and extreme weather events. Nearly 4 million…

Combatting Climate Crisis: Mohamed Okash’s Mission in Somalia

Somalia faces various obstacles, including climate change, affecting security and humanitarian efforts. There's a growing understanding among Somalis that more needs to be done, and Mohamed Okash is among those leading the way. Born in Mogadishu in 1992, Okash pursued education amidst civil unrest. He obtained a Diploma in Education and then a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master's in development studies. His educational pursuits have always been aimed at improving community life. Okash co-founded Rays…

Experts warn of dire impact on Somali children amid conflict and environmental crises

Children who have been displaced inside Somalia stand outside in a temporary camp outside the capital city of Mogadishu on June 12, 2009. A photograph taken by REUTERS. Within Somalia, experts estimate that around four million children have been impacted by the conflicts within the nation and its changing climate. This comes as Somali forces begin the delicate process of taking over security responsibilities from African Union peacekeepers after 17 years of safeguarding civilians and international organizations. During a…

Somalia’s Northeastern State Initiates Revolutionary Green Campaign to Combat Climate Change

Somalia: Northeastern State's 'Green Revolution' Fighting Climate Change In the battle against climate change, Northeastern State state in Somalia is making strides with their 'Green Revolution' initiative. The project aims to combat issues like desertification and floods that plague the region. Abdirahman Mohamad Farole, the State's minister for Environment and Climate Change, is prioritizing environmental preservation and economic growth. His focus includes a tree-planting program and cracking down on plastic bag misuse.…

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