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Horn of Africa | Floods – DG ECHO Daily Map | 05/06/2020

The Horn of Africa region has faced heavy rainfall and widespread flooding, with many weather stations recording their highest rainfall in 40 years. Floods and flash floods have directly affected almost 2.4 million people, with almost 1.1 million displaced across…

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UNICEF Somalia COVID-19 Fact sheet

From delivering life-saving health and nutrition supplies, to providing access to clean water and good hygiene, to giving girls and boys an opportunity to continue learning and accessing protection services, UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and…

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Somalia Flood Response Plan to assist hundreds of thousands in 29 districts [EN/SO]

Mogadishu, 5 June 2020 – Humanitarian partners in Somalia formally released the 2020 Somalia Flood Response Plan. The Plan, the draft of which has served as the basis for response since flooding began, outlines support to the Federal Government and member states to…

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Briefing with U.S. Representative to the UN Ambassador Kelly Craft On U.S. Engagement at the United Nations Security Council

MS ORTAGUS: Thank you very much. Good morning, everyone. I’m particularly pleased today to welcome my friend and our ambassador at the United Nations, Kelly Craft, to this on-the-record briefing, which I think is her first briefing to the State Department…

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Somalia Flood Response Plan to assist hundreds of thousands in 29 districts

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Humanitarian partners in Somalia formally released the 2020 Somalia Flood Response Plan. The Plan, the draft of which has served as the basis for response since flooding began, outlines support to the Federal Government and member states to meet the…

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Huawei OceanStor Dorado All-Flash Storage Wins Best of Show Award at Interop Tokyo 2020

TOKYO, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At Interop Tokyo 2020, the largest ICT exhibition in Japan, the Huawei next-gen OceanStor Dorado All-Flash Storage officially earned plaudits from IT experts when it won the Best of Show Award. This product, which runs on the SmartMatrix architecture, establishes a reliability benchmark by tolerating failure of 7 out […]

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The double burden of COVID-19 and locusts in East Africa: Saving Millions of People From Hunger and Malnutrition

Coinciding with COVID-19, an upsurge of desert locusts is taking place in the Horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia, with risk of spreading to the Sahel region of Africa if it is not stopped by July. The desert locust…

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UNICEF Somalia COVID-19 Situation Report No. 4 (Reporting Period: 16 April – 31 May 2020)

In Somalia, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached to 1,828 with 72 deaths as of 28 May 2020. Banadir region reported 61.5 percent of the country’s confirmed cases with 43 deaths. To date, UNICEF has reached 617,200 people…

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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

Mogadishu(SONNA)- powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s North Maluku province on Thursday, the country’s meteorological agency said. The epicenter of the quake was around 89 kilometers (55 miles) northwest of Daruba village, at a depth of 120 kilometers (74 miles), according to…

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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

Mogadishu(SONNA)- powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s North Maluku province on Thursday, the country’s meteorological agency said. The epicenter of the quake was around 89 kilometers (55 miles) northwest of Daruba village, at a depth of 120 kilometers (74 miles), according to…