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Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, March 2020

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET co

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Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia for One Year, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2516 (2020)

The Security Council decided unanimously on 30 March 2020 to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) …

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February | The Drought Diaries: Madina Yacqub, Somalia

Madina still has a pelvic problem and still hasn’t been to see a doctor.

She says she can’t afford a visit and tries to manage the pain – which affects her lower …

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February | The Drought Diaries: Aadan Mohammed, Somalia

Aadan is still in the Bay region looking after his brother who has TB, but is planning to return home in March.

He has thought about planting his brother’s fie…

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Somaliland Reports First COVID-19 Cases

WASHINGTON / HARGEISA – Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland reported the territory’s first two cases of coronavirus on Tuesd…

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Turkish coast guard hold 50 EU-bound migrants off İzmir coast

Ankara(SONNA)-A total of 50 asylum seekers of various nationalities were held in western Turkey after attempting to cross into Greece by rubber boat, loc…

Medical and Health

STATEMENT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM IN SOMALIA ON ITS SUPPORT TO CONTAIN COVID-19

Mogadishu (SONNA): Somalia, like many other countries in the world, is facing the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) …

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IGAD Heads Of State And Government Adopt A Regional Approach To Combating COVID-19

(DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today convened an Extraordinary Summ…

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United Nations Staff Union President Urges States to Enhance Peacekeeper Security, as Targeted Attacks Kill 423 Blue Helmets, Civilian Personnel in Last Decade

At least 27 United Nations personnel — 23 peacekeepers and 4 civilians — were killed in deliberate attacks in the line of duty in 2019, according to the Unite…

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Somalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia (as of 29 February 2020)

91,673 refugee returnees (2014 – 2020)

This figure includes Voluntary Repatriation from Kenya (84,974) and Assisted Spontaneous Returne…