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Time to take early action before another Horn of Africa drought


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Drought in the Horn of Africa, Photo Courtesy of Islamic Relief UK

A global alarm has been sounded by several aid NGOs warning of the imminent but avoidable famine that could lead to the deaths of thousands in the Horn of Africa. The United Kingdom organization, The Department for International Development (DFID) reported that between 50,000 and 100,000 people, more than half of them children under five, […]

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Somali women want a say in government


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Somali Woman - All Rights Reserved by World Concern

Originally posted on haleybehre:
The article below is written by Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar from the Inter Press Service. It talks about how Somali women want a larger role in the country’s leadership. Women make up a large portion of Somalia, but have little pull in government. However, Somalia is at a crossroads: its transitional government…

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Burned Alive: Somalis Refugees’ Flight to Yemen



Smuggler Ship in the Gulf of Aden, Yemen

France24 International News produced a report titled “Yemen, the new Eldorado?” This report illuminates the life of refugees who survive the dangerous crossing of the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen. Those who survive the crossing are only welcomed if they are Somalian.  Under Yemeni law Somalis are granted rights of asylum, but Ethiopians if […]

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