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Famine Prevention and Response
Description: North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.
  21 Sep 2017   2m32s 6 51 0
Somalia Looking Forward
Description: Against all odds, Somalia serves as an example of how to deal successfully with crises by combining immediate humanitarian assistance with longterm development plans. By joining forces and working together as one, Somalis leverage United Nations expertise to avert major crises from rolling back the valuable gains the country is making.
  19 Sep 2017   5m41s 32 1830 0
Journey To Extremism: Maymuun's story
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  07 Sep 2017   2m58s 3 174 0
Journey To Extremism: Diriye's story
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  07 Sep 2017   3m41s 2 140 0
Sur la voie de l’extrémisme : Ali
Description: Parcours vers l’extrémisme Lire et télécharger le rapport complet ici:
  07 Sep 2017   5m10s 2 16 0
Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development
Description: More than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria are facing famine conditions and possible starvation. It has been called the largest humanitarian crisis the world has seen in decades. Of the $4.9 billion the United Nations desperately needs to respond to these crises, only $2.5 billion has been received. Meanwhile, the humanitarian disaster is deepening, largely due to escalating conflict in each of the four countries. Humanitarian assistance and international development have different objectives and time horizons, but must work together to respond to the crisis at hand while also preventing the next one from occurring. What role does international development play in building long-term resilience? What are the linkages between conflict, fragility, and severe food insecurity? How can U.S. leadership and international development programming break the cycle of instability and famine?
  06 Sep 2017   1h25m3s 5 793 0
IOM Director General Swing on migrants' tragedy off the coast of Yemen
Description: 160 Ethiopian migrants were violently forced into the sea off Yemen’s coast on 10 August. This comes one day after the presumed death of 50 Ethiopian and Somali migrants during a similar incident.
  14 Aug 2017   2m28s 6 119 0
Mobile teams deliver health for Somalis “far, far away”
Description: For Somalis living in rural areas of the country, access to health care services is hit or miss. Years of conflict and the centuries-long nomadic lifestyle have left many cut off from health services. Yet these same people bear the brunt of the difficult drought conditions being experienced across the country. Fortunately today, even in the most isolated and remote villages some are able to access vital services with the help of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) mobile health teams.
  28 Jul 2017   1m26s 7 543 0
Somalia: the fight to keep famine and disease at bay
Description: Somalia is one of four countries in Africa and the Middle East #facingfamine as a result of drought and conflict. While half of Somalis are facing food shortages, thousands of cholera and measles cases are adding to their woes. The EU has scaled up humanitarian assistance to try and keep famine at bay and prevent the malnourished and sick from dying. So far, the EU has provided €119 million in humanitarian assistance alone. It is mainly being used to give drought displaced people cash, ensure access to safe water, and provide treatment for malnutrition, cholera and measles. Video by UNICEF
  24 Jul 2017   3m1s 3 45 0
Recovery in Somalia: How Do We Sustain Gains Against al-Shabab?
Description: Somalia’s tenuous progress toward stability will only be sustained if the newly elected government steps up delivery of desperately-needed services to its citizens, offering a viable alternative to al-Shabab extremists. Yet six million Somalis are at risk of famine due to drought, and the looming drawdown of the regional peacekeeping force, AMISOM, threatens to derail the country’s fragile transition if the training of Somali forces is not expedited. Former Somali Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdirahman Yusuf Ali Aynte (Abdi Aynte) and U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg will discuss the challenges and potential solutions in a webcast conversation. Post your question for the discussion on Twitter (with #USIPSomalia) or with YouTube chat. For more information about this event, visit: Connect with us! Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Newsletters: The United States Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.
  18 Jul 2017   26m53s 35 8520 0
Somalia: Drought Crisis
Description: United Nations - Some 6.7 million people – more than half of Somalia’s population – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance due to a severe drought. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced as NGOs and UN agencies scale up response in an attempt to battle the crisis. UN in Action: Episode #1551 Script (Pdf):
  29 Jun 2017   4m16s 14 830 0
Addressing famine, peacekeeping, and insecurity in Africa
Description: On May 19, the Africa Security Initiative of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted a discussion of conflict, famine, and security in Africa today. (transcript available) Subscribe! Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn:
  19 May 2017   1h28m33s 8 489 0