Reproductive coercion puts Somali refugee women in the line of fire

Reproductive coercion puts Somali refugee women in the line of fire

Gitonga Njeru – WNN Features (WNN) Garissa, KENYA: Following several weeks of military intervention by the Kenyan Defense Forces against Somali extremist militia groups, Somali women have become easy targets for rape and physical assault. But physical assault can also come from home and can also be psychological. As some Somalian women stand up to […]

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

WNN Breaking (WNN) BREAKING: Since famine was declared in Somalia July 2011, over 110,000 children in the region have been admitted to UNICEF-supported therapeutic centres for severe and moderate acute malnutrition. Despite these efforts, the numbers of children suffering from malnutrition is still on the rise. “Malnutrition has become something widespread, if you receive 5 […]

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Isaiah Esipisu – IPS news – Monday, 10 October, 2011 (originally published 5 Oct) DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) – When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that […]

(Women and Child) Refugees Flee Famine-Stricken Somalia

(Women and Child) Refugees Flee Famine-Stricken Somalia

Michelle Norris with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton – NPR – National Public Radio – Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 (originally published 21 July) NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks with Michele Norris from the town of Dadaab on the Kenya-Somali border, which is the destination point for thousands of Somali refugees fleeing famine This week, the United Nations declared a […]