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El Fasher Crisis: Unfolding Catastrophe in Sudan’s Heartland

In the latest news tonight, the World Health Organization is sounding the alarm on widespread hunger in conflict-ridden Sudan. We interview a former Médecins sans Frontières director about the dire situation in El Fasher. Ghana made progress on Wednesday towards accessing funds from the International Monetary Fund by finalizing a debt restructuring agreement with creditor nations. Business executives are advocating for investments in the country.

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…

Staggering Hunger Crisis: More than 74 Million People Struggle for Food in the Horn of Africa, Reveals Alarming Report

A recent report links the increase in food insecurity in the region to heavy rains, estimating a rise from 58.1 million affected people in February. The downpour from late March to April caused significant flooding in Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, and Tanzania resulting in loss of life, livestock, displacement of many, and destruction of vital infrastructure like roads and bridges. While some areas saw improved agriculture due to enhanced rains, it is likely that acute food insecurity will worsen in the hard-hit regions.…

Escalating Crisis in Somalia: 1 Million Displaced by Drought, Floods, and Conflict

Somalia faces grave environmental and conflict-related issues currently. A historic drought in 2023, extensive flooding in 2024, and rising conflict with Al-Shabab have forced over a million people to flee. In a makeshift camp near Beledweyne, Samira struggles to care for her newborn daughter amidst the chaos caused by drought and conflict. The ongoing strife between the government and Al-Shabab has left many like Samira without basic necessities. The region is facing its worst drought in six decades, reminiscent of the…

Surviving the Drought: A Family’s Desperate Journey for Food in Somalia’s Crisis

In Somalia, climate change's harsh reality is a daily struggle. Once lush lands are now desolate, leaving families desperate for clean water. Drought devastates communities, displacing nearly 3 million people into IDP camps. Fatima and her family suffer extreme consequences due to drought. “Our farmlands are withering,” Fatima mourns about Balcad, her former farming village in southern Somalia, now decimated by drought. The failure of crops and the loss of livestock are now common. “We've lost everything,” Fatima laments,…

Escalating Cholera Crisis Grips Africa with Unprecedented Severity

A picture shows a cholera patient in Harare, Zimbabwe, dated Nov. 19, 2023. In Lilanda, Zambia, Africa has faced several extreme weather events in recent years, leading to cholera outbreaks due to flooding and droughts. With more than 6,000 deaths and 350,000 cases, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia have all been severely impacted by cholera outbreaks. Climate experts, scientists, and aid agencies explain that the rise in cholera outbreaks in Africa can be linked to frequent extreme…

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…

Arrested Soldier Causes Security Crisis in Dayniile, Somalia

In Mogadishu, the Banadir Regional Police Force apprehended a suspect in Dayniile accused of jeopardizing national security. The suspect, Adaawe Abdi Ali (known as Adaawe Jib), serves in the Armed Forces and is charged with defying a court order and inciting public unrest. Sources within the police department reveal that Adaawe Abdi Ali will appear before the Military Court for additional legal action. Citizens are encouraged to report any suspicious activities that may threaten security to the authorities.

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…

Somali President Unveils Cutting-Edge LPG Storage Facility to Battle Deforestation Crisis

In Mogadishu, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud opened the new LPG Storage Center, a crucial step in combating deforestation and environmental degradation in Somalia. He praised local officials and businessmen for supporting the country's environmental protection and reconstruction efforts. President Mohamud believes accessible gas is key to a sustainable and self-sufficient Somalia, urging for prices that reflect the economic realities facing Somali households. He also called on Somali entrepreneurs to invest in the…

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