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Hundreds of Somali women milk sellers put out of work by the drought

(ERGO) - 55-year-old Fatma Yassin Ali, a single mother looking after her 12 children alone in Lasanood in drought-stricken northern Somalia, has been unable to pay the house rent for the last two months because her milk-selling business has collapsed...

14 FEBRUARY, 2017
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Health & Education

Diarrhoea deaths in Somali IDP camp in Puntland

(ERGO) - Eight children and two adults have died over the past week in a diarrhoea outbreak in Shabelle IDP camp in Garowe town in north-eastern Somalia...

13 FEBRUARY, 2017
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Food Security

Hand-feeding dying livestock may not save them, says Somali herder

(ERGO) - Farah Diriye Dalmar had not eaten for two days when a local drought response team came across him in the remote Wala’ley valley in northern Somalia’s Bari region, where he was gently feeding grass he had picked from under the trees to one of his sheep weakened by hunger and thirst...

10 FEBRUARY, 2017
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  • Beledweyne - 27 February, 2017
    Camels, For Slaughtering
    Grade One - So.Sh 22.4M
    Grade Two - So.Sh 17.5M
    Grade Three - So.Sh 13.2M

    Camels, For Rearing
    Grade One - So.Sh 23.8M
    Grade Two - So.Sh 19.5M
    Grade Three - So.Sh 16.4M

    Goats, For Slaughtering
    Grade One - So.Sh 1.1M
    Grade Two - So.Sh 900K
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IDPs/Refugees

Separation of Somali refugees from Kenyans ends in Dadaab refugee camps
(ERGO) - An exercise to separate genuine Somali refugees from Somali K...


Family in Gedo moves to IDP camp after selling property to fund son's migration
(ERGO) - Halimo Guled Hassan has been living in a makeshift hut in an ...


Road returns of Dadaab refugees resume to southern Somalia
(ERGO) - After a lull of three months, the UN refugee agency UNHCR thi...


Natural Disasters

Private water wells keep people and animals alive in Buhodle at a price
(ERGO) - People in Buhodle and outlying villages are relying on the on...


Fleeing the enemy drought, Somali pastoralists lose animals in the rain
(ERGO) - Heavy rain in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland has...


Gedo villagers begging for water by the roadside
(ERGO) - Pastoralists from remote hilly villages in southern Somalia&r...


Social

Mogadishu job fairs open opportunities for graduates
(ERGO) - Careers fairs organised by local groups in Mogadishu have beg...


Refugee transit centres create jobs for single mothers in Dhobley
(ERGO) - Life for single mother Ardo Mohamud Abdullahi has changed for...


Halimo: I must save my son from the human traffickers
(ERGO) - Halimo Aw-Farah has been enduring sleepless nights worrying a...


Food Security

Drought response committee in Togdheer, northern Somalia, runs out of funds
(ERGO) - The drought response committee in northern Somalia’s dr...


Somali pastoralist loses wife and two children on trek to find food and water
(ERGO) - A pastoralist fleeing the drought in southern Somalia’s...


Desperation for Somali herders in the north as the drought dries up the help from others
(ERGO) - Mohamud Ahmed Hirsi, 65, and his family of 10 are among hundr...


Health & Education

Diarrhoea spreads in Mogadishu IDP camps
(ERGO) - Sixty five people, among them 34 children, are currently rece...


Diarrhoea outbreak in Baidoa spreads as drought limits safe water supplies
(ERGO) - The hospital in Baidoa in southern Somalia is dealing with an...


Somali teachers in Puntland happy with bigger pay bonus
(ERGO) - More teachers in Puntland are set to receive a bigger mo...


Agriculture and Livestock

Somali herders feed thatched roofs of homes to starving cattle in drought-stricken villages
(ERGO) - Jelle Amin Ali has started taking down the thatched roof of t...


No worries about food for Somali farmers trained in liquid manure preparation
(ERGO) - Ibrahim Osman Ahmed, 56, is a happy man after harvesting 180 ...


Sanag herder feeds maize to his family and last remaining goats
(ERGO) - Mohamud Hassan Mohamud, 62, has been buying maize and wa...