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At least one dead in car bomb attack in Somali capital: police

Mogadiscio, Somalie | AFP | Saturday 10/25/2014 - 11:55 GMT

At least one person was killed and several others wounded on Saturday in a car bombing outside a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said.

A Somali police official, General Mohamed Yusuf Madale, told reporters the car bomb went off outside the Golden Hotel shortly after midday, "killing at least one person and injuring another one".

"The car belongs to a young man who lives in the hotel and now he is under arrest. Investigations are going on," he said.

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Kenya + 1 other
Braving dust storms, women plant seeds of hope at the Dadaab refugee camp

UN Women

Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence.

In the world’s largest refugee complex — the sprawling Dadaab settlement in Kenya’s North Eastern Province — women listen attentively during a business management workshop held at a hospital in one of its newest camps, Ifo 2.

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Adopting Resolution 2182 (2014), Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia for One Year, Amends Sanctions Regime


7286th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today authorized the African Union to maintain deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 November 2015, while also amending several aspects of the sanctions regime against the strife-torn east African nation.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 9, September 2014


  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

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Flood Update Issued: 24th October, 2014

During the last one week, parts of the Juba and Shabelle basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands received moderate to heavy rains. The heavy rains led to a drastic increase in river levels along the two rivers inside Somalia raising the risk of flooding. Today the river level at Belet Weyne (Shabelle) is 7.30m which is the flooding level while that of Luuq (Juba) is at 6.00m. The river levels at the two stations are only 1m below their bank‐full capacity. This high river levels translate to a 10‐year return period flood level at both stations.

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World + 22 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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Somalia Seasonal Monitor - Oct. 22, 2014

Deyr rains subsided in most parts of the country in mid-October


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Somalia + 1 other
Forced returns to south and central Somalia, including to al-Shabaab areas: A blatant violation of international law


Countries should under no circumstances attempt to return individuals to south and central Somalia, as the fragile security conditions have not led to a fundamental, durable and stable change, says Amnesty.

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USG/ERC Valerie Amos on Somalia

New York, 22 October 2014

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Somalia today, noting that it has significantly deteriorated since June.

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Status of River Breakages in Middle and Lower Juba (22 October 2014)

The attached table provides the river breakages within the two regions that require immediate attention. From the table, there is one point that has been identified as an open river breakage and this poses an immediate danger and high risk of flooding. The open point is Madhooka in Jilib district. However, there are several potential breakage points which need to be monitored closely during the rainy season especially now that the river levels have been increasing drastically over the last few days.

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South Sudan + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 23 – October 29, 2014

  • Torrential rains continued across much of saturated and flood-affected South Sudan.

  • Bi-modal regions of the Gulf of Guinea observed a second week of below-average rain.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Somalia Dekadal Rainfall update: 2nd Dekad of October 2014 - Issued on 22/10/2014

This bulletin provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal) observed rainfall in Somalia

During the 2nd Dekad of October (11th – 20th October 2014), there was a slight reduction of rainfall activities in the northwestern parts. Other areas continued to receive the Deyr rains. Moderate to heavy rains were recorded in many parts of the country. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad.

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Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Post Gu 2014 - Technical Series Report No VII. 56, October 10, 2014



Between May-July 2014, the FSNAU in collaboration with counterpart government line ministries, institutions and several partner agencies carried out the 2014 post Gu food security and nutrition assessments across Somalia.