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Day: May 8, 2020

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The ripple effect of COVID-19 on economic activities, livelihoods and food security in East Africa and the Great Lakes

The ripple effect of COVID-19 on economic activities, livelihoods and food security in East Africa and the Great Lakes COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, and the first cases in the…

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Media statement from the Norwegian Refugee Council on the flooding in Somalia

Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Somalia Victor Moses said: “Five crises are striking Somalia all at once. On top of ongoing conflict, Covid-19, a worsening locust infestation and a looming hunger crisis, flash flooding has now…

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Water for people, water for agriculture: Using Earth Observations and networked sensors to end drought emergencies

Millions of people living in the drought-prone Horn of Africa face persistent threat from a lack of safe, reliable, and affordable water year-round. The arid regions of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia are experiencing increasing frequency and severity of drought conditions….

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Bodies of Kenyan plane crash victims repatriated from Somalia

MOGADISHU, The bodies of four people who died in a plane crash in south-western Somalia have been repatriated to Kenya as investigations into the incident continue. The Kenyan-registered cargo plane, which went down in the town of Bardale on Monday,…

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Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda hit by deadly flooding

 NAIROBI, Flooding as a result of recent heavy rains has killed more than 260 people across East Africa. Kenya has been the hardest hit with the government recording 194 deaths. In Rwanda, 55 people have died and floods have killed 16…