SOMALIA: Displaced camp food shortage increases as corruption increases

SOMALIA: Displaced camp food shortage increases as corruption increases

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, AFRICA: International aid to displaced Somalis in Mogadishu is being systematically diverted by so-called ‘gatekeepers,’ who subject displaced families to abuse and intimidation, according to a new report from RI – Refugees International. The report, Gatekeepers and Evictions: Somalia’s Displaced Population at Risk, calls on humanitarian agencies and donors to […]

SOMALIA: Life for Mogadishu displaced still “extremely difficult”

SOMALIA: Life for Mogadishu displaced still “extremely difficult”

Mark Yarnell – WNN Improve It (WNN/RI) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, AFRICA: Mogadishu is being revitalized. During the five days I spent in the Somali capital last week, I saw first-hand the city’s development and increasing vibrancy. New businesses are popping up around every corner, local markets are buzzing with commercial activity, and there are traffic jams […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

Jeffrey Gettleman – New York Times – Thursday, 29 December 2011 (originally published 27 Dec) MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and saw her best friend buried in the sand, up to her neck. Her friend had […]

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 […]

(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 […]