Somalia

Friday 14 June 2019

Securing full and stable childhoods in Sub-Saharan Africa

The suffering inflicted, and more often than not on the most vulnerable sectors of society, demeans all of us as humanity.  That it is invariably women, children, the aged and disabled who suffer in these conflicts stands out to the added shame of humankind – Nelson Mandela.

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Thursday 23 May 2019

Three in four children in Puntland face acute food shortages, warns Save the Children

Sunday 20 May 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children affected after Tropical Cyclone Sagar sweeps over Somaliland

Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.

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Thursday 3 May 2018

Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding as heavy rains continue

Almost half a million affected

Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, with catastrophic flash flooding forcing 175,000* people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Somaliland’s drought threatens progress in protecting females from sexual violence

The devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening progress made towards stamping out some of the worst forms of abuse against women and girls, Save the Children is warning. 

After an unprecedented four consecutive failed rains in Somaliland, and despite a global decline in child marriage[1], the aid organisation is deeply concerned by encountering repeated cases of forced child marriage as a result of the drought. 

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