Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief, Kuwait support Somalis returning from Yemen

The movement was made possible through funding from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and the Government of Kuwait

This week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 143 Somali returnees stranded in Yemen to return home. A total of 46 men, 41 women, 26 boys and 30 girls set of by boat from Aden, Yemen, on Monday 30 September and arrived the next day at the port of…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

British Government signs agreements worth £31m to support development in Somaliland

The programmes will be delivered in partnership with the Somaliland government to promote long-term stability in the region

The UK yesterday signed an agreement with the Government of Somaliland and the Netherlands to support the implementation of Phase II of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, which aims to improve the lives of local people through the delivery of essential public services. SDF2 (£25m, 2018-2022), will be delivered…

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

In Security Council Briefing, UN Envoy Highlights Achievements And Need For Cooperation For Progress To Continue

The UN Special Representative took up his assignment in late June

 In his first briefing to the Security Council, the United Nations envoy to Somalia highlighted the progress the country has made in many areas, while flagging that the window to continue achieving that progress was narrowing without greater cooperation. “In my travels around the country I have observed many examples…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Countries launch synchronized cross border campaign to fight against polio: Somali region of Ethiopia alone to vaccinate over half a million under 5 children

The overall synchronized target areas involved in Somalia and Ethiopia are Puntland and all regions in Somaliland except one and five zones of Somali region

Polio is a highly infectious, debilitating disease which affects children and causes permanent paralysis. Polio is not curable, and can only be prevented by vaccination. Families and communities must ensure their children are vaccinated both during polio campaigns and through routine immunization. The Horn of Africa is currently in emergency…

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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Countries launch synchronized cross border campaign to fight against polio: Somali region of Ethiopia alone to vaccinate over half million under 5 children

Vaccinators, supervisors, social mobilizers, religious leaders and polio champions have been trained and deployed to ensure wide community support and participation

Polio is a highly infectious, debilitating disease which affects children and causes permanent paralysis. Polio is not curable, and can only be prevented by vaccination. Families and communities must ensure their children are vaccinated both during polio campaigns and through routine immunization. The Horn of Africa is currently in emergency…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Ethiopians abused on Gulf Migration Route

Trafficking, Exploitation, Torture, Abusive Prison Conditions

Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, Human Rights Watch said today. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Arabia before being summarily forcibly deported back to Addis Ababa.…

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

SRSG James Swan’s Statement at Press Stake-Out in Hargeisa, Somaliland

The vibrancy of the economy and the general security that has been maintained underpin confidence in the future

I would like to thank President Musa Bihi Abdi and the people of Somaliland for the warm welcome that I have received during my visit. It’s good to be back in Hargeisa. I first visited in 1995, and again in 2012-2013. Even during my brief visit now, I can see…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ethiopia, Somaliland and Puntland jointly plan for the synchronized HoA cross-border polio response

The overall objectives of this meeting were to review the 1st round implementation of synchronized cross-border activities between Somaliland, Puntland and Ethiopia

The second synchronized Horn of Africa cross-border polio coordination and micro planning meeting which was organized for district level health officials of Ethiopia and Somaliland and Puntland held from 16-18, July 2019 in Jigjiga city of Somali region in Ethiopia. The first synchronized cross border micro planning meeting was held…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO and UNICEF Somalia and partners call on all Somalis to vaccinate children against polio

Polio teams roll out targeted polio campaign to halt ongoing outbreak

Health authorities rolled out a polio campaign yesterday in Puntland and Somaliland to vaccinate more than 940,000 children under five years of age to stop an ongoing outbreak of a strain of poliovirus. The campaign runs from 24-27 June 2019, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR warns of growing climate-related displacement in Somalia

An estimated 5.4 million people are likely to be food insecure by September

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Ahead of World Environment Day tomorrow, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent additional support…