#Somalia

  • Article: COVID-19 Could Double Africa’s Food Insecurity, World Food Programme Chief Warns

    COVID-19 Could Double Africa’s Food Insecurity, World Food Programme Chief Warns

    June 1, 2020

    The number of people who are on the verge of starvation has already risen to 135 million. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    COVID-19 Lockdowns in Somalia Are Putting More Girls in Danger of Child Marriage and FGM

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 27, 2020

    School closures, economic vulnerability, and increasing poverty are some contributing factors. Read more

  • Article: This Woman’s Story Shows How One UK Organisation Is Saving Lives in Somaliland

    This Woman’s Story Shows How One UK Organisation Is Saving Lives in Somaliland

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 12, 2020

    Hawa, from Somaliland, was able to have an emergency C-section that saved her life. Read more

  • Article: 5 Activists Leading the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

    5 Activists Leading the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 5, 2020

    Some 3 million girls in Africa risk undergoing FGM every year. Read more

  • Article: Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 4, 2020

    A swarm of locusts, in a single day, can eat crops that would feed 2,500 people. Read more

  • Article: Climate Change Is Making Somalia's Crops Toxic

    Climate Change Is Making Somalia's Crops Toxic

    From Voice of America|Nov. 21, 2019

    The most dangerous mycotoxin was over 400 times higher than the level permitted by the EU. Read more

  • Article: Somalia Launches First National Blood Bank in Decades

    Somalia Launches First National Blood Bank in Decades

    By Jacky Habib|Oct. 17, 2019

    The facility will have a storage capacity of 10,000 units of blood. Read more

  • Article: British Activist Nimco Ali Launches Global Bid to Ban FGM in Every Country by 2030

    British Activist Nimco Ali Launches Global Bid to Ban FGM in Every Country by 2030

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Sept. 25, 2019

    She's calling on all countries to unite to protect 68 million at-risk by 2030. Read more