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Police escape with minor injuries after explosion

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In Summary Mandera (MCRS) 05 June 2016 – Speaking to Sunday Nation on phone, Lafey OCPD Bosita Omukolongolo said the incident happened at 10 am when the police officers were on patrol. The county commissioner called on the locals to be more vigilant and cooperate with security agents during the Holy month of Ramadhan as reports indicate that Al-Shabaab is ... Read More »

Human Rights in Somalia


Mogadishu (MCRS) 14 May 2016 – In its recently-released report on human rights practices, the U.S. Department of State found that serious human rights abuses continued in Somalia during 2015. Major human rights abuses included killings of civilians by the al-Shabaab terrorist group, Somali security forces, and unknown assailants. Violence and discrimination against women and girls, including rape and female ... Read More »

Somalia Journalists are Under Attack

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Mogadishu (MCRS) 03 May 2016 – Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against journalists by state security forces and Al-Shabab militants. Somalis’ need for a free ... Read More »

Thousands May Die In Parched Somalia, UN Warns

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Nairobi (MCRS) 06 Apr. 2016 – Severe droughts are stifling northern Somalia and forecasts of little rain this year will make things worse, particularly in northern Somalia where people are dependent on livestock for food, the United Nations recently said. On March 31, Peter de Clercq, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, appealed for $105 million in aid to provide life-saving ... Read More »

Thousands may die from drought in Somalia unless donors give more

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Nairobi (MCRS) 02 Apr. 2016 – Thousands of people in northern Somalia may die as a result of the El Nino-related drought and a shortage of aid, and the poor rains that are forecast are likely to make things worse, the United Nations said on Thursday. Some 1.7 million people, 40 percent of the population of northern Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland ... Read More »

Security Council Extends Mandate Of UN Mission In Somalia Through March 2017

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New York (MCRS) 26 Mar. 2016 – Stressing the importance of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia to that country’s political process, the Security Council today extended the mandate of UNSOM’s work until 31 March 2017. The 15 members of the Council unanimously adopted an extension of UNSOM’s work, underscoring the provision of UN good offices to support the ... Read More »

UN says 34 countries don’t have enough food for their people

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Nairobi (MCRS) 10 Mar. 2016 – Thirty four countries — nearly 80 percent of them in Africa — don’t have enough food for their people because of conflicts, drought and flooding, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African ... Read More »

Starvation: Somali Kids On Death Row

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Mogadishu (MCRS) 16 Feb. 2016 – More than 50, 000 children in Somalia face death due to the ongoing drought in the country, according to the United Nations. A stark warning issued by the UN’s humanitarian office yesterday described the malnutrition as alarming. “Nearly one million Somalis, one in 12 of the population, struggle to meet their food needs,” the ... Read More »

UN Warns Of Alarming Food Security Situation In Somalia

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Mogadishu (MCRS) 09 Feb. 2016 – Food security and malnutrition situation in Somalia is alarming, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland which have been hard hit by poor rainfall and drought exacerbated by El Nino, a UN-backed report reveals on Monday. The latest food security and nutrition assessment for Somalia which was released in Mogadishu by the UN Food and ... Read More »

$885 Million Needed For Humanitarian Aid In Somalia

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Source: Reliefweb Wednesday, 20 Jan. 2016 The humanitarian community in Somalia today launched a prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2016 in Mogadishu calling on the international community to ensure predictable and timely funding. The new plan is seeking USD $885 million to reach 3.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance by the end of 2016. The 2016 HRP comes ... Read More »