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UN-Habitat and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) partner in cash transfer initiative to cushion Kismayo residents from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

250 households will each receive a total of USD 210 over a three – month period to support their families

UN-Habitat has disbursed the first tranche of direct cash transfers of USD 70 each to 250 vulnerable households in Western Kismayo as part of the COVID-19 response within a larger project funded by the Government of Sweden which addresses youth and urban regeneration in Somalia. The same 250 households will…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 11 April 2021, 6 pm EAT

African recoveries Union (3,901,061) Member by States region:(55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,343,062), deaths (115,464 and recoveries (3,901,061) by region: Central (143,782 cases; 2,317 deaths; 129,033 recoveries): Burundi (3,119; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,569; 75; 5,112), Chad (4,619; 167; 4,279), congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,542; 745; 25,841), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,330,666), deaths (115,191) and recoveries (3,888,495) by region: Central (143,411 cases; 2,315 deaths; 128,830 recoveries): Burundi (3,027; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,491; 75; 5,056), Chad (4,616; 167; 4,254), Congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,511; 745; 25,841), Equatorial Guinea (7,059;…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

UN Highlights Need for Perseverance and Collaboration on Mine Action Day

In 2019, there were 1,140 civilian casualties due to Improvised Explosive Devices (IED); in 2020 that number dropped to 454

Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations in Somalia highlighted this year’s theme of ‘Perseverance, Partnership, Progress’ in working to eliminate the threat of explosive hazards to Somalis. “While the country is improving in preventing explosive hazards, we must continue to work together…

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UN Envoy to Somalia Condemns Attacks In Lower Shabelle

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attacks

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, condemned yesterday’s attacks against the Somali National Army bases in Barire and Awdhegle towns in Lower Shabelle region. “We strongly condemn these attacks that targeted Somali forces. This is a vivid reminder of the sacrifices being made by Somali…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 3 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,252,676), deaths (113,429) and recoveries (3,800,130) by region: Central (137,021 cases; 2,230 deaths; 121,175 recoveries): Burundi (2,842; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (57,337; 851; 51,769), CAR (5,285; 73; 5,024), Chad (4,552; 164; 4,149), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (28,217; 745; 25,512), Equatorial Guinea (7,008;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 27 March 2021, 9 am EAT

Africa Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,167,350), deaths (111,561) and recoveries (3,735,535) by region: Central (125,002 cases; 2,067 deaths; 106,559 recoveries): Burundi (2,657; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (47,669; 721; 38,820), CAR (5,170; 68; 4,957), Chad (4,465; 158; 4,092), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (27,887; 734; 25,398), Equatorial Guinea (6,851;…

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Statement by H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, on Somalia

The Chairperson reaffirms the AU's commitment to continue supporting the people and Government of Somalia in their quest for an immediate organisation of peaceful and transparent elections

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continues to monitor the developments in Somalia ahead of today's planned National Consultative Forum meeting to resolve the electoral impasse. While the Chairperson is encouraged by the arrival in Mogadishu of leaders from all the Federal Member States, as well…

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Severe Water Shortages in Somalia Leave 70% of Families Without Safe Drinking Water

Without immediate humanitarian assistance, the crisis is likely to peak in June with the number of children and adults in urgent need of support soaring to 5.9 million

Water sources in Somalia are drying up at a rapid rate as a looming drought intensifies, leaving 70 percent of families across the country without access to safe drinking water. Thousands of children are now reliant on emergency water trucking and unprotected wells or are forced to leave their homes…

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International Partners Call for Somali Leaders to Reach Agreement

Urge them to convene quickly and to show leadership by building on the Baidoa Technical Committee proposals of 16 February 2021

International partners* welcome the arrival of participants for the summit of the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member State leaders, to be held in the protected area of Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport, and announced to begin on 22 March 2021. We urge them to convene quickly and to…