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26 Aug 2016 description

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Friday 8/26/2016 - 08:10 GMT

Seven people were killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a popular beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, city authorities said on Friday.

"Nine people including two Shabaab gunmen were killed in the attack" on Thursday, Mogadishu city spokesman Abdifatah Halane told AFP.

Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab jihadists attacked the Banadir Beach Restaurant close to the city's Lido Beach, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces.

26 Aug 2016 description
report Humedica

by Nora Parasie, 2016/08/23

Instead of relaxing and taking a rest from her teaching profession during her summer vacation, the Hamburg teacher Nora Parasie took off to what seemed like a different world: as a voluntary humedica intervention team member she went to the refugee camp Melkadida, situated approximately 6.000 km away at the Ethiopian-Somali border, to assist the local team in providing medical care for the people. In her following first report from Ethiopia she talks about what kind of adventures you have to expect when undertaking such a journey.

26 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,618 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises

1,636 Registered females.

1,299 Registered children and adolescents

25 Aug 2016 description

Mogadishu, 23 August 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has organized a one-day training workshop for civilian humanitarian actors from the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia to raise awareness on how to engage with partners in the delivery of aid within the country.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Critical levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM rate ≥15 %) observed in Dhobley, Baidoa and Dolow IDPs in south-central regions and Garowe, Bosasso and Galkayo in Northeast region.

  • WFP requires USD 104.3 million in order to continue providing life-saving humanitarian and livelihood support assistance for the next six months.

WFP Assistance

25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has announced its plans to implement the gradual withdrawal of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) from the country from October 2018 until December 2020. The state-building project in Somalia is, however, far from complete. Al-Shabaab also remains a serious threat to the stability of the country and the region.

24 Aug 2016 description

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has embarked on a countrywide series of training workshops for local journalists on the forthcoming electoral process in Somalia.

The first of the two-day workshops ended in Mogadishu today. Similar trainings are scheduled to be carried out in Baidoa, Kismaayo, Cadaado, Belet Weyne and Garowe.

UNSOM spokesperson Joseph Contreras described the 2016 electoral process as one of the most complicated elections in recent years and said the workshops are designed to help explain the unique process.

23 Aug 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.

This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

23 Aug 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

23 Aug 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

23 Aug 2016 description

AMISOM, SNA partnership key to securing Somali electoral process – Force Commander

Mogadishu, 22 August 2016 – Tighter collaboration between the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Armed Forces (SNA) will be key to securing the upcoming electoral process and countering Al-Shabaab, the regional body’s Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh said Monday.

22 Aug 2016 description

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Nairobi that the United States is providing more than $146 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to support refugees, voluntary returnees, and drought victims in Kenya and Somalia. This new funding includes a significant new contribution of more than $59 million for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to protect and assist refugees in Kenya, and support voluntary refugee returns to Somalia.

22 Aug 2016 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, strongly condemned the twin explosions in the city of Gaalkacyo this morning that killed at least 12 people and injured over 25.

Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack carried out in two vehicles laden with explosives that targeted a municipal government building near a crowded market. Among the victims were schoolchildren who died in the second blast.