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WFP Somalia Country Brief, July 2019

In Numbers8,524 mt of food assistance distributedUSD 14m cash-based transfers madeUSD 179 m six months (Aug 2019-Jan 2020) net funding requirements2.1 m people assisted in July 2019Operational Updates The onset of the Hagaa lean season (July-August) ha…

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Somalia Humanitarian Fund: 2019 Dashboard (As of 27 August 2019)

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile due to the impact of the prolonged 2016-2017 drought, poor 2018 Deyr rains (Oct-Dec), unusually hot and dry conditions during the 2019 Jilaal season, and erratic and abnormal performance of 2019 Gu …

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Donald Trump says US, Japan have reached agreement ‘in principle’ on new trade pact

BIARRITZ, France � President Donald Trump said Sunday the U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on a new trade deal that calls for the Japanese to buy U.S. surplus corn.We’ve been working on a deal with Japan for a long time, and we’ve agreed in prin…

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Somali’s foreign affairs minster attends The IGAD Council of Ministers consultation meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa(SONNA) The IGAD Council of Ministers convened a consultation meeting of the Parties to the R-ARCSS on the 21st August 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the chairmanship of H.E. Gedu Andargachew, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal…

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PRESIDENT FARMAJO LAUDS LAUNCH OF HOBYO PORT’S DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Mogadishu(SONNA): The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has hailed the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, H.E Mohamed Bin Abdurahman Al Thani and his delegation to Mog…

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Somalia honours women humanitarian workers

As part of the observance of World Humanitarian Day, Somalia today highlighted the contribution made by women humanitarians to peacebuilding efforts in the country.As the government of Somalia, we salute the women working in the humanitarian sector and…

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Somalia: Shelter Activities – Progress against Targets (July 2019)

Internally Displaced Persons: 2.6 MillionPeople in need of Shelter Assistance: 2.3 MillionPeople targeted by Shelter Cluster: 1.6 Million% reached by Shelter Cluster: 15%Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugeeshttps://reliefweb.int/map/somalia/somalia…

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UPDF commander in Somalia visits captured area

Mogadishu(SONNA)- The commander of the Ugandan troops in Somalia Brig Michael Kabango has visited his troops in the newly captured town of Awdheegle in the North West of Somalia.According to the statement issued by the UPDF, the purpose of the visit wa…

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World Humanitarian Day celebrates #WomenHumanitarians: Personal profile, Reena Ghelani, Director Operations and Advocacy at OCHA in New York

What are the highs and lows of humanitarian work for you?The high for me, and the powerful role that OCHA can play, is that we can go to say, Rann in Nigeria or another crisis where people have lost everything, and we can listen to people, and carry th…

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Somalia, Somaliland ‘meeting’ in Saudi gets Twitter buzzing

MOGADISHU, Somalia-Somaliland relations have gained traction on social media with the current buzz centering around a photo.Top cabinet ministers of Somalia including the Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministers met and took a photo with a Somaliland dele…