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South Africa + 2 others
Refugees: positive ruling but issues remain (interview)

“A courageous decision”, said Father David Holdcroft, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) South Africa based in Johannesburg, to MISNA in commenting an appeal filed in Pretoria’s supreme court by Ethiopian and Somali refugees and asylum seekers, whose right to work as traders in the country.

Why is the decision to turn to the high court and ruling so important?

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Somalia: Tropical cyclone Emergency appeal n° MDRSO002 - Operations update n° 4

Appeal History:

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 67,841 was allocated to support the Somalia Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to affected persons.

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 20 December, 2013 for CHF 2,406,038 to assist 23,100 persons (3,300 households) affected by the tropical cyclone disaster that hit Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland,
    Somalia on 10 November 2013.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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UNSOM Rule of Law team meet Puntland’s President Gaas on Security Sector Reform

Garowe, 25th September 2014 - The Director of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG), Waldemar Vrey, met with the President of the Puntland State of Somalia, Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas, to discuss strengthening the state’s security institutions and security sector development.

During the meeting, the President identified three areas where reform efforts of the Puntland authorities are focused: justice, security sector reform and the civil service.

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Iraq + 5 others
Supporting Local Recovery Initiatives Through Micro-finance in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Somalia and Yemen

Qatar Charity

The challenges facing those caught up in a seeming never-ending cycle of human-made and natural disasters seem endless. Oftentimes a growing reliance on external assistance leads to a form of 'dependency syndrome' which not only limits the effectiveness of recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the community but also stunts any lingering individual development initiatives of those trapped in this cycle.

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Somalia: Post-Gu 2014 Food Security and Nutrition Outlook, August to December 2014


 About 1,025,000 people will remain in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) through December 2014. This population consists of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who make up 62 percent, rural people who are 27 percent, and the urban poor who are 11 percent of those likely to remain in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4).

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World + 10 others
Lives adrift: Refugees and migrants in peril in the central Mediterranean


The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way

A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.

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Strengthening the Somali police force to promote peace

More than 30 officers of the Somali Police Force (SPF) today completed training tailored to boost their skills and knowledge.

The two week long comprehensive training targeted the Professional Standards Unit of the SPF and covered areas ranging from handling investigations, dealing with witnesses, handling crime scenes and human rights and international humanitarian law, among others.

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Somalis 'feeling safer' in Mogadishu, survey says

Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, according to a new survey.

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World + 29 others
Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale


Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 8, August 2014


  • Overcrowded IDP camps and inadequate access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation facilities are increasing the risk of disease outbreak including acute watery diarrhoea and polio. 5,000 measles cases have been confirmed since the start of the outbreak in February. Malnutrition rates in IDP camps in Mogadishu, Dhobley, Dollow, Kismayo, Dhusamareeb, Garowe and Galkacyo have exceeded emergency thresholds, stressing the urgency of addressing underlying causes to save children’s lives.

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Radicalisation and al-Shabaab recruitment in Somalia

Economics and deprivation were as important, if not more so, than religious factors in explaining why Somalis joined al-Shabaab. This is one of the main findings of a new study released on 26 September that provides empirical data on radicalisation in Somalia.

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Somalia + 7 others
Human Rights Council discusses capacity building and technical assistance to Somalia and the Central African Republic

25 September 2014

Hears Updates on Sri Lanka, Iraq, Cambodia, Yemen and Democratic Republic of Congo and Holds General Debate on Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

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World + 16 others
Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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IOM Helps Mental Health Displaced in Hargeisa

Somalia - IOM is supporting 210 patients admitted and treated at the Mental Health Department at Hargeisa Group Hospital in Somaliland at the request of the director of the hospital for urgent needs.

IOM distributed this week blankets, sleeping mats, bed sheets and jerry cans in collaboration with UNHCR and Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali (GRT), an Italian NGO that has extensive experience and solid expertise in providing psychosocial services.

International Organization for Migration:

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 26 Sep 2014

Each cell on the map represents the forecasted accumulated rainfall over the next 3 days / Xubin walba oo naqshadda koorkeeda ah waxay muujinaysaa guud ahaan saadaasha roobka ee saddexda maalmood ee soo socota

The full forecast grid is available for download at

3 day accumulated precipitation forecast / Roobka guud ahaaneed ee 3 maalmood ee soo socota: 26/09/2014 to 28/09/2014

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International Community Asked for More Help for African Crises

Voice of America

Lisa Schlein
September 25, 2014 10:56 AM

GENEVA— The International Committee of the Red Cross says millions of people in Africa who are facing violence, hunger and displacement are in desperate need of assistance. The humanitarian group is appealing to the international community for more help.

International Committee of the Red Cross Operations Director Dominik Stillhart just visited the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Somalia. He says these conflict-ridden countries are in desperate need of more international support.

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World + 7 others
Governments, international community must better protect health-care workers, facilities during armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General tells high-level event

United Nations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level debate “Health Care and Violence: the Need for Effective Prevention”, in New York today:

I thank the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), my good friend and colleague Peter Maurer, for organizing this important high-level debate. And I thank all of you for being here during this busy week at the United Nations.

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World + 22 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement


Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.