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Yasin Faray: Al-Shabaab’s Double-Pronged Assault in Eeldheer Ends in Crushing Defeat

Faray revealed that Al-Shabaab launched a dual-pronged assault on the district but failed to penetrate the defenses set by government forces and local allies at Eeldheer's outskirts. "The skirmish, which raged for nearly four hours, saw Al-Shabaab retreating with significant casualties," Faray reported.The Somali authorities announced Saturday that their troops, aided by clan militias, thwarted a terror attack on a military outpost in central Somalia, killing around 47 Al-Shabaab militants and injuring many others.Galmudug's…

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,"…

Devastating East Africa Floods Claim 528 Lives in the Midst of Intense Rainfall

Over 528 individuals have lost their lives due to heavy downpours and sudden floods wreaking havoc in East Africa, as stated by the United Nations relief agency on Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that about 1.6 million individuals have been affected by the calamity, with a majority hailing from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, including around 482,320 people in dire need of shelter.The OCHA revealed that humanitarian organizations throughout East Africa are actively collaborating with…

Maximize Your Gains: Opt for More Reps or Heavy Weights for Ultimate Results

The debate over whether to prioritize more reps or heavier weights in workouts is longstanding in the fitness community. On the one hand, higher repetition workouts lead to increased muscular endurance, metabolic conditioning, and a greater overall volume of work, ultimately yielding significant improvements in one's overall fitness. Conversely, heavier weights emphasize the importance of strength development and muscle hypertrophy, asserting that lifting heavier loads stimulates greater muscle…

High-Risk Areas Urged to Brace for Severe Weather with SODMA Alerts

In a recent announcement, the Somali government warned of potential disturbances in multiple regions over the next ten days. The Somali National Disaster Management Agency (SODMA) raised concerns about heavy rains leading to severe flooding. From May 7th to May 16th, 2024, regions like Hiiraan, Gedo, Jubba, and Middle Shabelle are expected to experience significant rainfall, posing risks to both people and animals. Specific areas like Dolow, Luuq, Bu'ale, Jilib, Beledweyne, Bula-burde, Jalalaqsi, Mahaday, Jowhar, and Balcad…

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…

David Moyes attributes West Ham’s heavy defeats to the absence of Declan Rice

West Ham's struggles on the road this season are due to the absence of Declan Rice, according to David Moyes. The club let go of Rice to Arsenal for a hefty fee, causing a decline in results since January. A recent 5-0 loss against Chelsea was the sixth time West Ham conceded four goals or more in an away match this season. Moyes pointed to the lack of protection in front of the defense as the primary reason for the poor defensive record. West Ham's position has weakened, and Moyes is trying to instill mental toughness to…

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…

Beledweyne Town Endures Second Day of Flooding Amid Relentless Downpour

Fleeing persists in Beledweyne as floods from heavy rains continue for a second day. The Koshin neighborhood, especially Raderka and Kutiimbo villages, remains heavily impacted. Families stuck in homes for 24 hours due to overwhelming floods describe the terrifying experience. One stranded resident in Kutiimbo neighborhood recounts how water flooded in while they slept.  Local officials and rescue teams are aiding those affected by floods in Beledweyne, with no casualties reported.

The forecast agency predicts that there will be substantial rainfall in the Horn of Africa for the duration of July.

The Horn of Africa is set to have increased rainfall from May to July, with some areas getting wetter than usual, according to the Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The ICPAC forecasts wetter conditions for northern regions, affecting countries like Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, as well as western and coastal Kenya. Heavy rains in the region have caused flooding resulting in casualties and damages. Kenya has…

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