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SOMALIA / EMERGENCY AIRLIFT

A major logistics operation to bring urgent humanitarian aid to areas cut off from international help is underway in Somalia. Critical supplies are brought in on special chartered flights due to the unstable security situation. UNICEF

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISABLED PEACE

People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have appealed their fellow Somalis to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as a way to highlight their plight. According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are 30,000 people living with disabilities in Mogadishu whoa re particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. UNSOM

13 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / KURTUNWAAREY LIBERATION

The Somali army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have liberated the town of Kurtunwaarey from al-Shabaab militants. This move comes after the liberation of three other towns in the region, as the troops advance to Barawe continues. AMISOM

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BULO MARER LIBERATION

The Somali army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have liberated the town of Bulo Marer from al-Shabaab militants. The town served as a major route for al-Shabaab insurgents and provided them with steady income obtained through extortion and forceful taxation of residents and travellers.

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

EAST AFRICA/ FOOD SECURITY

Four countries in eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are taking steps to marshal the power of science to boost food and dairy production and reduce disease, which in turn puts more money into farmers' pockets. WORLD BANK AFRICA

12 Jul 2014 | Read More »

NY/ VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

UNICEF hosted in March a high level meeting designed to draw attention to the issue of violence against children. UNICEF

1 Apr 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NIGHT PATROLS

A measure of safety returns to Mogadishu thanks to  the efforts of  the Somali National Security Forces who are bolstered by troops with the African Union Mission to Somalia. AU / UN IST

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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