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On the brink of famine: Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid.

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Kenya set for resumption of direct flights from Mogadishu.

Kenya has put in place security measures to pave the way for flights from Mogadishu to land in Nairobi, the Ministry of Transport has said.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

KDF forces raid Al-Shabaab bases and kill 31 terrorists.

Kenyan soldiers have killed 31 Al-Shabaab terrorists after raiding their base in Baadhade, Somalia.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Famine in Somalia: Twice in six years?.

Another famine looms in Somalia. Has the aid community sufficiently learned from its past mistakes?

- UN - INT

Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to three million.

Kenya is one of several East African countries ravaged by drought with Somalia said to be on the brink of famine.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns.

Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund today warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

- UN - INT

Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million.

Kenya is one of several east African countries ravaged by drought with Somalia said to be on the brink of famine.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Somaliland Hospital Cares for Malnourished From Drought.

As the breakaway republic of Somaliland grapples with a severe drought, medical workers are struggling to aid people left weakened by malnourishment and hunger. VOA's Abdulaziz Osman filed this TV report from Erigavo, the capital of Sanaag region. Rob Raffaele narrates his report.

- Voice of America - US

Somaliland Hospital Cares for Malnourished From Drought.

As the breakaway republic of Somaliland grapples with a severe drought, medical workers are struggling to aid people left weakened by malnourishment and hunger. A 70-year-old hospital in Erigavo, the capital of the Sanaag region, is operating beyond full capacity to treat people affected by the drought. And it's the only ...

- Voice of America - US

Disillusioned with Somaliland, Ethiopia Fertilizes Puntland.

Disillusioned with Somaliland, Ethiopia Fertilizes Puntland...

- MENAFN - JO

Famine, drought, war threaten millions of children in four countries.

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen Some 22 million children have been left hungry, sick, displaced and out of school in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said.Download photos and videos from: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDD22Q NEW ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Somalia Spirals towards Famine as Humanitarian Crisis Looms

The international community is looking to repeat the same failures in East Africa that led to the deaths of over a quarter-of-a-million Somalis in 2011, Save the Children has warned. The international charity’s health and nutrition clinics are reporting ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Famine, drought and war threaten millions

UNICEF says children can’t wait, with urgent request for nearly USD 255 million to respond to immediate needs in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Global Health: As Cholera Spreads, Somalia Begins Vaccination Campaign

There are few options for treating cholera in this desperately poor country. Vaccination may be the only way to contain the outbreak.

- International NY Times - US

South Sudan president accepts unilateral ceasefire, says AU

March 27, 2017 - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has accepted to declare a unilateral ceasefire; raising hope that such a move would allow the international community to demand the armed opposition also to cease hostilities in order to create the needed security conditions for aid workers to reach civilians in the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

More Than 30 al-Shabab Militants Killed Somali, Kenyan Officials Report

More than 30 al-Shabab fighters were killed when African Union and Somali forces attacked two of the armed group's bases in southern Jubaland, according to Somali and Kenyan officials. Mohamed Ahmed Hersi, a deputy commander with the Jubaland administration, said al-Shabab weapons were also destroyed in the "surprise" ...

- Voice of America - US

Unicef NZ: Famine creeps closer in Somalia

Abdi is just twenty-months old.

- Stuff - NZ

South Sudan president accepts unilateral ceasefire

March 27, 2017 - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has accepted to declare a unilateral ceasefire; raising hope that such a move would allow the international community to demand the armed opposition also to cease hostilities in order to create the needed security conditions for aid workers to reach civilians in the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Failure to deliver aid to East Africa could result in 'lost generation' of children

Source: Disasters Emergency Committee Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan The Disasters Emergency Committee is warning that six million school children in East Africa will have their education disrupted if funds aren't raised and aid fails to be delivered.The Disasters Emergency Committee is warning that six ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it.

- Stars and Stripes - US

EA considers trust fund for reconstruction of Somalia

A regional summit on refugee situation in Somalia on Saturday proposed the establishment of a trust fund to help the reconstruction of the Horn of Africa nation.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Three arraigned for drug possession

Three Somali nationals have been remanded in custody after being arraigned on charges related to cannabis possession and trafficking. Kheyre Heybe Mohamed, 26, residing in Gzira, and unemployed pleaded guilty to being in possession of 3.803g of cannabis resin and of being a relapser. The court, presided by magistrate ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Relapser jailed for handling stolen phone

A Somali man has been jailed for six months for handling a stolen mobile phone after a court noted other past convictions. Mustafa Mohamud Mohamed, 29, pleaded guilty to having handled the stolen Samsung phone as well as to being a relapser. Magistrate Francesco Depasquale, heard the prosecution explain how Mr Mohamed had ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

News24.com | Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

Somalia's drought is threatening three million lives, according to the UN In recent months. Aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but they say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 31 militants killed in attack by Kenya's military in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabaab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia

- News24.com - ZA

31 militants killed in attack by Kenya's military in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia.

- Zee News - IN

31 militants killed in attack by Kenya's military in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia.

- FOX News - US

For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."

- Global Voices - US

Kenyan forces kill 31 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist Al-Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday.The East African nation ...

- The Hindu - IN

Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia: statement

NAIROBI - Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali...

- Townhall.com - US

Kenyan forces kill 31 Al-Shabab militants in Somalia: statement

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist Al-Shabab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

KDF raids in Somalia kill 31 Shabaab militants

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27- Kenya Defence Forces say its soldiers have killed 31 Al Shabaab terrorists in air strikes conducted on Sunday deep inside Somalia. The raids were carried out at two command and logistics bases in Baadhade district in Jubaland. Joseph Owuoch of KDF's Public Affairs Unit says the intelligence-led ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

KDF raid Al-Shabaab bases, kill 31 terrorists

Eleven AK-47 rifles, four home-made bombs and communication equipment seized.

- Daily Nation - KE

Experts Say Climate Change May Be Making African Drought Worse

As East Africa struggles through a drought, scientists say climate change may be making the situation worse as a warming planet may be altering the weather patterns that bring rain to the region. In Somalia, the rains failed late last year. And the rains before that were meager. Livestock have died. Crops have failed. ...

- Voice of America - US

Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4

Six years after its last famine, another is about to tighten its grip on Somalia. South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also at risk.

- New York Times - US

KDF raid Al-Shabaab bases, kill 31 terrorists

Eleven AK-47 riffles, four home-made bombs and communication equipment seized.

- Daily Nation - KE

Who killed my faithful? And why? Likoni pastor asks police

Just, who killed my faithful? And why? head of Likoni church attacked by Al-Shabaab asks government.

- Daily Nation - KE

HRW Highlights 'Need for Accountability' as Yemen War Enters Year 2

Human Rights Watch says an apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the Yemen coast "highlights the need for accountability" on the second anniversary of the conflict that has been raging in the country. A statement issued Sunday noted that all parties to the conflict have denied ...

- Voice of America - US

Women, children main victims as famine, cholera worsen in drought-hit Somalia

An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. Cholera patient Zeinab Hussein, a 50-year-old farmer, is one of thousands of desperate Somalis who have streamed into Baidoa in southwestern Somalia seeking food and medical care as a result the country's prolonged ...

- The Japan Times - JP

News24.com | Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakers

Somalia's parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes.

- News24.com - ZA

Military exercises by Amisom and US focus on Somalia exit

Amisom has announced it will begin pulling its 22,000 soldiers out of Somalia next year.

- Daily Nation - KE

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

BAIDOA, Somalia " An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.Cholera patient Zeinab Hussein, a 50-year-old farmer, is one of thousands of desperate Somalis who have...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work

East Africa's regional bloc says it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts.

- News24.com - ZA

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

BAIDOA, Somalia — An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.Cholera patient...

- Townhall.com - US

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime

Expand Body of a Somali refugee, killed in an attack by a helicopter while travelling in a vessel off the coast of Yemen, is carried at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 17, 2017. © 2017 Reuters – An apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen highlights the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

IGAD Leaders to Help Send Refugees Back Home

The leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development regional grouping, meeting in Nairobi Saturday, agreed to facilitate the voluntary return of refugees and address the political and security situation in Somalia. Eight leaders from eastern Africa met in Nairobi to discuss the situation of Somali refugees in the ...

- Voice of America - US

Somaliland: Sultan Commends Ethiopian Response after Outbreak of Diarrhea In Daroor District

Somaliland: Sultan Commends Ethiopian Response after Outbreak of Diarrhea In Daroor District...

- MENAFN - JO

Somaliland: President Silanyo's Namesake, From Villain to Hero

Somaliland: President Silanyo's Namesake, From Villain to Hero...

- MENAFN - JO

Five arrested in Paceville drug raid

Five men were caught with sachets of suspected cannabis and cocaine yesterday in a police operation in Paceville yesterday afternoon.  The men, aged between 20 and 31, are Somali nationals living in Marsa and Ħal Far. They were carrying the sachets when police swooped in, with other sachets of the suspected drugs found ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Saudi- Arab Parliament Calls upon International Community to Help the Somali People

Saudi- Arab Parliament Calls upon International Community to Help the Somali People...

- MENAFN - JO

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