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Agriculture and Livestock

Starving sheep in Somalia tear the wool off weaker sheep

(ERGO) - Starving sheep in parts of drought-stricken Somalia have been tearing the wool off weaker animals and killing them, causing more worry to already stressed pastoralists trying to keep their remaining livestock alive...

14 MARCH, 2017
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IDPs/Refugees

Local 'khat' trader rescues hundreds of herders stranded in drought-ravaged northern Somalia

(ERGO) - Osman Jama Qulle, a businessman in northern Somalia, has become a local hero for 280 pastoralist families, with more than 100 children, who have been left destitute by the drought...

14 MARCH, 2017
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IDPs/Refugees

Somali girl Maimun, 9, flees hunger in south western Somalia carrying her baby brother

(ERGO) - Every day for the past month, nine-year-old Maimun Noor Ahmed has queued up for a plate of cooked food in Mogadishu’s Rajab IDP camp, carrying her two and half-year-old brother in a sling around her body and holding the hand of her four-year-old-sister...

10 MARCH, 2017
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  • Galka'yo - 23 March, 2017
    Camels, For Export
    Grade One - So.Sh 14M
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    Grade Three - So.Sh 11M

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    Goats, For Slaughtering
    Grade One - So.Sh 1.5M
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IDPs/Refugees

Deaths reported as families flee hunger in southern Somalia - but no food for them in Mogadishu IDP camps
(ERGO) - Families displaced by hunger in southern Somalia have be...


Somali refugees return from Yemen
(ERGO) - After 25 years as a refugee in Yemen, Eydarus Sharif Moh...


Sanag villagers bring together destitute pastoralists in drought-hit area
(ERGO) - Local residents in Badan in the drought-hit Sanag region...


Natural Disasters

Livestock dying in northern Somalia's Togdheer as last pasture runs out
(ERGO) - Hassan Salat, 35, a pastoralist in the rural areas around the...


Herders and goats attacked by baboons in drought-wracked northern Somalia
(ERGO) - Pastoralist families struggling to survive the drought in Som...


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...


Social

Mogadishu prisoners trained to work for a living
(ERGO) - Inmates in Mogadishu central prison are benefiting from a voc...


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...


Food Security

Death of a donkey leaves disabled Somali teenager stranded in remote drought-hit village
(ERGO) - When his donkey died in the drought, Mohamed Osman Ali, 19, k...


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...


Health & Education

Local doctors treat sick pastoralist children displaced to villages around Buhodle
(ERGO) - Amina Mohamed, 37, was relieved when her three children ...


Kismayo hospital overwhelmed by huge rise in diarrhoea cases in drought-hit southern Somalia
(ERGO) - Kismayo general hospital is being overwhelmed by the gro...


Somali children receive polio vaccine drops as hungry families ask for food
(ERGO) - Health workers mobilised this week to vaccinate thousands of ...


Agriculture and Livestock

Somali farmers' lives improved through agricultural skills training
(ERGO) - Noor Ma’alim Amin, 32, was thinking of giving up on far...


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 ...