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Hundreds flee clashes in Bay

10 September, 2014 Hundreds of people have fled their homes in and around Tosweyne village, about 18 km south of Bay’s Bardale district, following clashes between Somali government forces and Al-Shabaab fighter...


Water cut for IDP families in Jowle

26 August, 2014 About 2,000 displaced families living in the Jowle camps on the outskirts of Garowe are facing serious water shortages after the potable water supply in the camps was cut off.   A privatel...


Children dying of malnutrition in IDP camps

16 July, 2014 Jijo Jamal Sheikh Omar is a displaced mother who fled from the clan conflicts in Lower Shabelle region. She lives in an IDP camp on outskirts of Mogadishu, where two of her children recently died o...


Herders desperate to sell off thin animals to survive drought

05 September, 2014 Livestock prices across markets in Mudug region have dramatically declined largely due to the drought intensifying in rural areas. Herders and traders say there is no pasture nor water  for th...


Graduate vets hope to build the country`s livestock

07 July, 2014 Somalia's first home-grown veterinary doctors in more than 30 years officially graduated in Mogadishu on 25 June. Twenty-three men and seven women successfully completed their four year studies at Ho...


Gedo: Herders migrate to Juba regions in search of water and pasture

03 July, 2014 Pastoralist communities in Gedo region have begun to migrate with their livestock to Lower and Middle Juba regions due to drought and famine that have been crippling Gedo in recent years.  ...

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Nomads using mobile phones to trace water, pasture

03 September, 2014 Pastoralists are using the growing reach of mobile phones to find out where they should take their cattle to get grazing and water. Mohamud Yasit Hassan, a herder in Galgadud region, said...


Somaliland activists criticize new anti-terror law

03 June, 2014 Civil society activists have warned Somaliland’s Houses of Representatives and Elders not to approve a new anti-terror draft law, which they warn legalizes human rights violations. The bi...


Gender-based violence on the rise in Somaliland

15 May, 2014 Violence against women has dramatically increased in main cities across Somaliland, according to the Somaliland Women Lawyers Association (SWLA), an organization that provides legal aid to women an...


Four children in Guriel die of thirst, hunger

28 August, 2014 Dehydration and starvation have killed at least four children in rural areas around Guriel, as severe water shortages continue to threaten the lives of pastoralists in parts of Somalia. Abdirisaq...


Water shortage hits Gedo's Geriley village

13 August, 2014 Hundreds of pastoralist families and their livestock in Gedo region are facing an extreme water shortage, particularly affecting the population of Geriley village on the Somali-Kenyan border. ...


Somalia warns of worsening drought and hunger in southern regions

05 August, 2014 Somalia’s National Disaster Agency has warned of a worsening drought and food security situation in five regions in the country’s south. Mohamud Sheikh Hassan, head of the agency’...


Monkeys and humans fight over water in Gedo

27 August, 2014 A mob of thirsty monkeys and starving people have fought over water in the pastoralist village of Yaqle, about 70 km from Gedo’s regional district of Garbaharey.  The monkeys are said to...


Sool residents say no to deforestation for charcoal

17 March, 2014 Residents of the small town of Boame in the southeast of Sool region have began a campaign to protect their land from deforestation and charcoal production. Mohamud Hirsi Farah, a civic official in...


Water shortage hits rural areas in Galgadud

04 March, 2014 Hundreds of pastoralist families and their livestock in rural parts of Galgadud are facing an extreme water shortage as the dry season of jilal intensifies. Radio Ergo's local reporter, who ha...


Three die of hunger in Gedo

26 August, 2014 Three people have died of hunger and malnutrition in rural areas around Gedo’s regional district of Garbaharey. Sabriye Rashid Haji, the chairman of Dabaaley village, said the three members o...


Five children die of malnutrition in Burdhubo

20 August, 2014 At least five children have died from hunger and malnutrition in the besieged district of Burdhubo in Gedo region. Haji Ladane Ismail, the local administration’s health affairs officer, said ...


Hargeisa mental hospital to give skills training to patients

13 August, 2014 Hargeisa’s mental hospital has launched new vocational training for mentally ill patients in the centre. Mariam Hassan, head nurse in the mental health ward, said the patients will be ta...


Poor rains leave farmers short of food

20 August, 2014 Farmers in the agricultural region of Hiran are deeply worried about the possibility of another famine hitting the region due to successive poor rains.   Mohamed Abdiqadir, a farmer in Bel...


Displaced farmers encouraged to return to Bay

26 June, 2014 Community leaders in Baidoa have launched a campaign encouraging displaced farmers from Bay region to come back home in order to harvest their farmlands.  The campaign was announced after ...


Boame farmers lose crops to insects

24 March, 2014 Farmers in Boame, Sool region, say agricultural production has severely declined this year due to insects and disease causing widespread damage to crops in the area. Mohamud Hirsi Farah, Puntla...



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