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UN: $864m appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

The United Nations says the $864 million UN humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31% funded. The UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Wednesday that “the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate”. He says nearly 257 000 people left …

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Red Cross warns of mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

The world has got just three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as drought and war wreck crops and block aid across the region, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday. The agency said it needed $300 million …

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Somalia: 26 dead to starvation in drought

At least 26 people have died of starvation in Somalia’s southern region of Jubaland, the government-owned Radio Mogadishu website has reported. It quoted regional interior minister and drought committee chairman Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein as saying the deaths were in the past 36 hours. He appealed for emergency aid to curb …

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AU donates $100,000 towards Somalia drought relief, $863.5m needed

The African Union has donated $100,000 to Somalia in support of the fight against starvation caused by drought affecting the Horn of Africa and other parts of the continent. The new Chairperson of the Commission announced the donation during his first visit to the country on Saturday where he called …

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6 dead in Car bomb blast near hotel in Somalia’s capital

A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near a hotel in Somalia’s capital, killing at least six people and injuring four others. Captain Mohamed Hussein says the bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Almukarramah road on Monday morning. Ambulances have rushed to the …

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$100,000 reward for information on car bomb plots in Somalia – President

Somalia’s new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast. Many of the dead were carried away by their relatives soon after the blast, …

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