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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Back to Mogadishu: one Somali doctor’s good news story

In this week’s UN Catch-Up: would you return to your war-shattered country to help rebuild it? That’s exactly what one Somali doctor did - she tells us her inspiring story. We’ll have news on the serious escalation in Middle East and the Myanmar crisis – it’s passed the 100-day mark – a call for International Criminal Court proceedings for genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis, and former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appeal for bold WHO reforms, to prevent another devastating pandemic from happening again. With comment from regular guest Solange Behoteguy Cortes from UN Geneva.

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Somalia: UN condemns ‘brazen’ terrorist attack on beachside hotel

The UN in Somalia has strongly condemned a terrorist attack that took place on Sunday at the Elite Hotel in the capital Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 16 people and left many others injured.     

Somalis ‘will not be deterred’ by Friday’s terror attacks – UN chief

Following Friday’s bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief António Guterres on Friday expressed his faith that Somalis “will not be deterred” in their pursuit of lasting peace and political stability.

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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UN chief visits camp for people displaced by severe drought in Somalia

A severe drought is currently placing Somalia on the brink of famine but “there is a chance to avoid the worse” the UN Secretary-General has warned.

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UN ‘working overtime’ to avert another famine in Somalia

The United Nations is “working overtime” to avert another disaster in Somalia like the one that claimed 260,000 lives six years ago.

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UN looks forward to working with new Somali president

The UN has congratulated Somalia’s new president who was elected by parliamentarians in the capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday.

Mohamed Abdullahi, known by the nickname "Farmajo," is a former Somalian prime minister.

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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 and Africa: focus on Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt electoral process

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