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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…

Mass Exodus from Rafah: UN Reports 800,000 Displaced as Gaza Suffers Fatal Israeli Attacks

In the central Gaza Strip, smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on May 18, 2024 . Over the past week, approximately 800,000 Palestinians have been displaced from Rafah in the southern Gaza city due to Israel's offensive, according to Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UNRWA. Lazzarini expressed deep sorrow over the consistent displacement of Palestinians in a statement issued on Saturday. "Throughout the conflict in Gaza, Palestinians have had to flee multiple times in search of safety, but they have never found it,…

Empowered Female Entrepreneurs in Hobyo Thrive with Fish Sales

In Puntland, Somali women challenge the male-dominated fishing world through hard work and determination. Hakimo Farah Abdullahi, with her husband and nine children, moved from a displacement camp to a rental house in Hobyo town after starting her own fish-selling business. Her small stall, opened in January, now brings in $10-15 in profit daily, lifting them out of poverty. Previously struggling to feed her family, Hakimo now feels grateful for the success of her hard work. She was one of 30 impoverished women trained…

Dhusamareeb’s Temporary Learning Center Oasis for Displaced Children

In Somalia, displacement is a common trauma for children, tearing them from their homes, friends, and lives, leaving emotional scars that are hard to heal. Traumatic events create invisible wounds, hindering kids from attending school. Starting school is a crucial milestone for every child, including Hassan (13). Hassan, the oldest of four in his family, never went to school until a severe drought in 2021 forced them to leave their home in Bay region, leading them to settle in Arladi camp, Dhusamareeb. His father, a…

The Devastating Impact of Heavy Rains and Floods: 37,000 Displaced as Funding Dries Up for OCHA

Mogadishu (AX) — Somalia is currently facing severe flooding and mass displacement due to the ongoing Gu rains, impacting more than 163,400 individuals and displacing a minimum of 37,120, according to the most recent report by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Hirshabelle, Jubaland, and South West states have been particularly hard hit by the seasonal rains, disrupting the lives of thousands and overwhelming response teams. Responding to the escalating crisis, Somalia's Ministry of Environment…

UNHCR Sounds Alarm as Torrential Rain Leaves Thousands of African Refugees Homeless

The UNHCR warns that without support to brace for, endure, and recover from climate-triggered crises, people are at greater risk of being uprooted again. Kenya, alongside Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi, is facing abnormal heavy rains in the Horn of Africa, with warmer temperatures causing heat stress in parts of South Sudan and Somalia. Nearly 20,000 individuals in Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya have been displaced by rising water levels, with some forced to seek shelter in damaged schools, leading to a heightened…

The United Nations refugee agency has reported that a staggering 88,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Somalia over the past…

In Somalia, around 88,000 people were displaced in the first quarter of 2024 due to conflict, flooding, and insecurity. The UNHCR highlighted clan conflicts, political tensions, and ongoing military operations against al-Shabab as major threats to the fragile security situation in the country. Indiscriminate attacks by al-Shabab have caused significant harm to civilians, leading to further displacements and casualties. The overall humanitarian crisis in Somalia is exacerbated by decades of conflict, political unrest, clan…

In Dessie, displaced individuals starve and are disadvantaged of the slightest consolation

The humanitarian disaster is deepening in northern Ethiopia. The War Theater Since November, the province of Tigray has almost a million individuals in a state of famine. The TPLF occasion in Tigray attacked the close by Amhara area in an effort to blow up the humanitarian blockade. But this offensive has displaced greater than 150,000 individuals within the Amhara area, who're struggling to answer the…

thousands of displaced people and refugees after clashes

Between municipal clashes have left at least 32 dead and 74 injured in the Far North of Cameroon, near the border with Chad, thousands of people have fled to Chad or inside Cameroon according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Today, calm has returned but the situation is still difficult for the refugees. At the…

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