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Day: April 5, 2020

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Somalia Situation Report, 5 April 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Covid-19 preparedness and response scaled up Government has announced various COVID-19 control measures Gu rains have started with moderate to heavy showers Thousands of people displaced in Lower Shabelle region SHF to allocate US$22 million but more resources needed…

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Statement attributable to UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Anders Thomsen, on the rape of two very young girls in Somalia

Mogadishu, 5 April 2020 – UNFPA Somalia strongly condemns the abduction and rape of the two young girls, aged three and four as they were playing on 30 March 2020 in Afgoye town, Lower Shebelle, Somalia. The girls have been hospitalised…

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WFP Somalia Country Brief, February 2020

USD 3 m cash-based transfers made 4,654 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 179.4 M six months net funding requirements representing 63 percent of the total US$ 285.3 m for the next six months (March-August 2020) 1 m people assisted…

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US, Somalia Conduct Airstrike Against Al-Shabab Terrorist Group

The U.S. Africa Command says it has, in coordination with the Somali government, targeted al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group in an airstrike Friday. The command issued a statement Saturday saying that the airstrike took place near Bush Madina on Friday….

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Red Cross concerned about impact of COVID-19 in Somalia

Mogadishu (SONNA):-The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday said it is deeply concerned about the impact that COVID-19 could have on Somalian communities. Somalia is at a critical juncture where immediate action can still curb the spread…

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Trump: ‘Going to be a lot of death’ in U.S. next week from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (SONNA):-President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic. “There’s going to be a lot of…

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National Army kills four Al-Shabaab militants in Hiiraan region

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Somali National Army have killed four Al-Shabaab militants and injured some others after conducting operation in between Bula burte and Jalalaksi towns in Hiiraan region, SONNA reported. Army Commander, Abdukadir Ali Nur said that the forces rescued civilians on board…

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UNFPA Representative for Somalia condemns the rape of two very young girls in Somalia

Mogadishu(SONNA)-UNFPA Somalia strongly condemned the abduction and rape of the two young girls, aged three and four as they were playing on 30 March 2020 in Afgoye town, Lower Shebelle, Somalia. The girls have been hospitalised in critical condition. UNFPA…