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Coronavirus – Somalia: COVID-19 Update (02 August 2021)

Cases Tested in the last 24 hours: 893 Laga Helay: 41 Banadir: 36 Somaliland: 2 Jubbaland: 2 Galmudug: 1 Male: 22 Female: 19 Recovered: 26 Death: 6 Total Positive Cases: 15,497 Total Recovery: 7,593 Total Deaths: 819

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Source: Ministry of Health & Human Services, Federal Republic of Somalia |

Coronavirus - Somalia: COVID-19 Situation Update (01 August 2021)

Cases Tested in the last 24 hours: 1,207 Laga Helay: 53 Banadir: 31 Puntland: 17 Jubbaland: 3 Galmudug: 2 Male: 29 Female: 24 Recovered: 34 Death: 2 Total Positive Cases: 15,456 Total Recovery: 7,567 Total Death: 813

Source: Ministry of Health & Human Services, Federal Republic of Somalia |

Somali Government, UNICEF and WHO mark World Breastfeeding Week with a call to protect, promote and support breastfeeding

This call to action comes as Somalia witnesses an increase in child malnutrition

While marking World Breastfeeding Week this year, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in Somalia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) called for a concerted effort to create an enabling environment for Somali mothers to breastfeed their babies to improve their health, nutritional status and…

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Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Healing survivors of GBV (gender-based violence) in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps

UNFPA’s programmes offer psychosocial assistance, medical treatment and rape kits to survivors

“What is more painful isn’t the beatings and injuries inflicted on me, but rather the psychological trauma I underwent after the assault,” says Muna Abdi*. Muna, 23, a mother of three, who resides in Walag 1 camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Baidoa, was injured by her husband on…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus: Statement on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

An average of 363 000 new cases and 4300 deaths have been reported across the Region on a weekly basis over the last 4 weeks

As of 31 July, WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported almost 12.6 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 236 000 deaths. Many countries are reporting a substantial increase in the number of cases and deaths over the past month, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Somalia: Climate change and conflict threaten herders

Somalia is ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change by the ND-GAIN Country Index when it comes to its ability to improve resilience

Conflict and the growing climate crisis are pushing herders in Somalia to abandon their way of life, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Erratic weather patterns, droughts and floods have taken their toll on Somali pastoralists, while conflict, COVID-19 and the recent locust infestations have made…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

The United States announces nearly $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia

An estimated 5.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia, and an estimated 3 million are internally displaced

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Department of State, is providing nearly $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia. The Somali people have faced decades of chronic food insecurity, violence, and cycles of drought and flooding, which have all…