Horn of Africa

‘Immense’ needs of migrants making perilous journey between Yemen and Horn of Africa prompts $45 million UN migration agency appeal

As conflicts and natural disasters have sharply deteriorated living conditions in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, more and more people have been crossing the Gulf of Aden in both directions, leading the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to appeal for $45 million to provide critical aid to 81,000 people over three years.

News in Brief 13 June 2017 (PM)

Landmines exacerbate humanitarian crises, hinder response

The threats posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices exacerbate humanitarian crises and hinder emergency responses.

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News in Brief 10 May 2017 – (PM)

Billions at stake in more sustainable oceans: UNCTAD

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Disease, hunger forcing families to flee drought in Somalia

Disease, hunger and drought are forcing families in southern Somalia’s Bay region to leave their homes in search of help, the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia; South Sudan and Mali

Hospital treats children affected by drought in Somalia

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Hospital treats children affected by drought in Somalia

Hunger-related illnesses have killed 47 children over the past two months at a government-run hospital in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

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“Huge sense of anticipation” ahead of Somalia presidential vote

There is “a huge sense of anticipation” in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, ahead of presidential elections on Wednesday, according to UN Special Representative in the country, Michael Keating.

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UN Gender Focus: gender equality, Somalia and youth

Women should be able to “leapfrog” into evolving world of work

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UN and Africa: focus on Sahel region, Dadaab camp and drought in Zimbabwe

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

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Somalia “on track” to hold first democratic elections in 47 years

Somalia remains “on track” to undergo its first democratic electoral process in 47 years, in what’s been described as a “decisive” year for the Horn of Africa country.

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