Somalia appeals for international aid after deadly attack kills at least 116
02 November 2022 | 5:12 am
The clean-up continues in Somalia's capital Mogadishu as the death toll from the weekend's bombing claimed by Al Shabaab rises to at least 116. The government is appealing for international help.
After a devastating locust invasion, the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing drought, the war in Ukraine is worsening the situation in East Africa.
The war in Ukraine is worsening food insecurity in East Africa after a devastating locust invasion, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing drought. In Somalia alone, 6 million people are food insecure.
Somali plane crash lands on runway as media reports say no fatalities among the 30 people on board the flight.
Millions of people in Somalia are on the brink of starvation. We speak to Rein Paulsen from the FAO, who is in Somalia meeting with drought-affected communities. Meanwhile, campaigning for Kenya's presidential elections picked up again on Wednesday after a deeply underwhelming presidential debate. And Senegal heads to the polls on Sunday for legislative elections in which 165 seats are up for grabs.
More than seven million people are in need or urgent humanitarian assistance in Somalia, the Food and Agriculture Organization has said, as the U.N. agency warned that parts of the country could experience famine next month.
The Pope raised the plight of Somalians struggling to cope with drought in his Sunday address at the Vatican. The pontiff appealed to the international community to help Somalia as the country is in the grip of a hunger crisis.
Security forces have ended a siege by al Qaeda-linked militants at a hotel in Somalia's capital in which more than 20 people were killed and dozens injured, authorities said on Sunday.
Security forces are still trying to retake the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, a venue popular with lawmakers and government officials, following an overnight siege.
Families in parts of Somalia affected by conflict are receiving cash donations to help them cope as the country battles drought and rising inflation. This emergency relief is the first in a series of monthly payments to support people pushed out of their homes by the severe drought.
Telling untold stories is in the blood of Bilan Media, Somalia's only all-female news outlet. From gender-based violence to balancing school and home, Bilan Media pays particular attention to women in its reporting.
China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other countries are lending a helping hand to Pakistan amid devastating flooding. Meanwhile, a UN agency said the crisis could aggravate food insecurity in neighboring Afghanistan.
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