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COVID-19, Severe Locust Outbreaks Compound Economic, Security Woes in Somalia Ahead of Long-Awaited Elections, Experts Tells Security Council

The COVID-19 pandemic poses grave consequences in Somalia ahead of long-awaited elections as the Government grapples to address terrorist attacks, flo…

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GIEWS Country Brief: Somalia 22 May 2020

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Production of 2020 “Gu” main season cereals forecast at 15-25 percent below average due to floods, locusts and insecurity
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Somalia evacuated 114 of its citizens stranded in Kenya amid restrictions on air traffic in most countries of the world

Mogadishu(SONNA)- Somalia officially started evacuating its citizens from abroad after waiting for a month or more due to the closure measures to combat …

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Pakistan: Death toll from plane crash rises to 8

KARACHI(SONNA)-At least eight people were killed as a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 passengers onboard crashed in southern port …

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IOM Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) COVID-19 Regional Overview on Mobility Restrictions as of 14 May 2020

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions.
To better understand how COVID…

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Somalia looks to first full elections in 51 years, despite COVID-19 crisis

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are acute for Somalia, but the Horn of Africa nation is doing what it can with the resources it has, even as it look

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AMISOM makes food donation to Dhobley and Kismayo families

DHOBLEY(SONNA) – Kenyan officers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday donated food packages to vulnerable familie…

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IOM Somalia COVID-19 Preparedness and Response – Mission Update #8 (10 May – 16 May 2020)

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia, characterized by both natural and man-made factors, is one of the most complex and longstanding emergencies in the wo…

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of t…

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FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact

Rome – The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting acti…