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  • For these women, an age-old way of life is ending in the Horn of Africa

    news National Geographic that features UNHCR, 29 Jun 2020 (4 months ago )
    BURAO, SOMALILANDSo many died at once “it was like they were poisoned,” said Rahma Hassan Mahmoud, a herder in Somaliland, of the catastrophe that befell her 300 goats and sheep and 20 camels. After the last camel died, she and her family lived off milk from their neighbors, but with everyone else’s...
  • #WomenHumanitarians – Martha Kow-Donkor - World Humanitarian Day

    news UNHCR, 19 Aug 2019 (1 year ago )
    Martha Kow-Donkor knows exactly how it feels to be a refugee. At the height of a major civil war in the early 90s, she fled her native Liberia for Tabou, Côte d'Ivoire. For close to eight years she lived in exile before spontaneously returning back home to Liberia in 1998. “My passion for hu...
  • UNHCR participates in Somaliland Mixed Migration Task Force TOR Workshop

    news By Caroline Opile UNHCR Somalia, 14 Sep 2018 (2 years ago )
    A two day workshop on mixed migration was held on 12 and 13 September in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The workshop brought together different government ministries, NGOs and international organisations in Somaliland that play a role in addressing mixed migration. The objective of the forum was to update...
  • UNHCR Livelihood Projects helping Yemeni refugees make a decent living in Somalia

    news UNHCR Somalia, 02 Oct 2017 (3 years ago )
    Mustafa Ahmed Abubakar’s life was on track. He had a decent job and was looking into to settling down. And then the fighting broke out. “I had no plans to flee my country but my parents wanted to leave and asked me to accompany them. I decided to go along because my dad was not well.” Says the 2...
  • EU launched a 13 M Euro project in Benadir region aimed at integrating displaced people

    news Reliefweb, 15 Sep 2017 (3 years ago )
    The Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) officially started implementation of a €13.3 million project funded by the European Union to assist displaced people to integrate into communities, which will be carried out in partnership with UN agencies and NGOs. This EU-funded project, directly aligned...
  • Drought Related Displacement in Somalia up by 187,000 in March 2017

    news UNHCR Somalia, 30 Mar 2017 (3 years ago )
    Mogadishu-30 March 2017-UNHCR Somalia has announced that over 187,000 people have been displaced in Somalia in March alone owing to the ongoing drought. According to an UNHCR’s Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) interim report released today, more than 444,000 people have been displaced s...
  • Deadly bombing targets police in Yemen's Mukalla

    news Agencies: Aljazeera, 15 May 2016 (4 years ago )
    A suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people and injured 54 others by his explosives to target police recruits at a security compound in the southern Yemen city of Mukalla, security officials say. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday because they are not authorised to speak t...
  • Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights To Mogadishu After Somali Plane Bombing

    news Somalia media monitoring, 15 May 2016 (4 years ago )
    Turkish Airlines resumed flights to Mogadishu, the latest international airliner to resume its flights to the Somali capital few months after the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab group bombed a Somali airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole on its side, officials said Sunday. A suspe...
  • Yemen: Warring parties agree on prisoner swap

    news AFP: Aljazeera, 11 May 2016 (4 years ago )
    Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have agreed to free half of the prisoners and detainees held by either side in the first breakthrough of the peace talks that began last month. Officials from the two delegations have said that a working group formed by the UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh ...
  • MSF urges Kenya not to shut down Dadaab refugee camp

    news Al Jazeera And Agencies, 07 May 2016 (4 years ago )
    Medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) has urged the Kenyan government to reconsider its decision to shut down the Dadaab refugee camp, warning that closure would risk the lives of more than 300,000 refugees. In a statement released late on Friday, Liesbeth Aelbrecht, MSF head of mission i...