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2017

Somalia: Displaced Families Get Access to Latrines in Garowe (Somali Update)
25 September 2017 - UNICEF handed over latrines for the displaced in Puntland.
>> Somali update

Madaxweynaha Puntland oo furay mashruuca ballaarinta biyaha ee magaalada Bosaso
18 September 2017 - A project between UNICEF, the Puntland authorities, and partners to bring piped water to thousands of people in the town of Bosasso for the first time was launched at an IDP camp which is also benefitting.
>> Horseed Media
>> Horn Cable TV
>> Puntland TV

Fighting cholera in Somalia
1 September 2017 - UNICEF’s senior advisor for WASH in emergencies travelled to Dollow, southern Somalia in May.
>> Hiiraan online
>> UNICEF Connect

Wie weit würden Sie für sauberes Trinkwasser laufen? (Focus)
1 September 2017 - UNICEF Somalia’s experiment seeing how far people in the UK are prepared to walk for water
>> Focus

German Government contributes 23 million Euro towards strengthening health systems in northeastern Somalia
30 August 2017 - More than 2 million people in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, are due to benefit from improved health services with generous support from the development cooperation of the German government through KfW Development Bank.
>> Garowe online
>> Horseed Media
>> Pundlandi.com
>> RBC Radio
>> SBC Somali TV
>> Somali cable
>> Puntland TV

Shirkada Caalami Construction Oo Biyihii Gaadhsiisey Wajaale ....... (Shabakada Gabiley Television)
26 August 2017 - The Somaliland Finance Minister visited the EU funded water project in Wajaale Puntland which is supported by UNICEF as reported by Shabakada Gabiley television
>> Shabakada Gabiley Television

Wasiiru-Dawle Ingiriis ah oo Booqasho ku Yimi Somaliland (Horn Cable TV)
20 August 2017 - Somali television channel HornConnect reported on the first visit to Somaliland by the UK Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart where he visited the UNICEF-supported Stabilization Centre for severely malnourished children.
>> Horn Cable TV

World Breastfeeding Week Commemoration
2 August 2017 - Coverage of the commemoration of World Breastfeeding Weel activities in Moghadisu where UNICEF representative delivered a statement on behalf of UNICEF to kick start the week's celebration.
>> Universal Somali TV
>> SNTV Somalia
>> RTN Somali TV
>> SBC Somali TV
>> Goob Joog TV
>> Somali News TV

Amid persistent drought, a nation of herders plots a new course (Christian Science Monitor)
27 July 2017 - The Christian Science Monitor in a series of drought/famine report in parts of Africa and Yemen also covers Somaliland where its staff writer Scott Person deeply explain how the prolonged drought in Somaliland affected the locals livelihoods. He also mentioned the intervention and reflected on UNICEF’s.
>> Christian Science Monitor

Somalia: NUSOJ and UNICEF Train Journalists on Child Rights (Horn Observer)
22 July 2017 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Saturday launched a 3 day long training on Child rights in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
>> Horn Observer

In Somali drought, women fighting sexual predators as well as hunger (CNN)
14 July 2017 - Drought is forcing many Somali women to travel far for food -- and often encountering sexual predators along the way
>> CNN

Current humanitarian emergency in Somalia - video (Speech on Facebook)
13 July 2017 - Our Emergency Specialist, Tsedeye Girma, on the Speech about the current humanitarian emergency in Somalia (Speech on Facebook)
>> Speech

Expanding opportunities for Somalia’s youth as the Somali National University gets back its main campus
12 July 2017 – UNICEF welcomes the handover of the main campus of the Somali National University to the Federal Government
>> Reliefweb
>> RBC Radio (Somalia)
>> Xinhuanet (China)
>> China.org (China)
>> WN.org

Exclusive: Priti Patel insists UK's aid influence is 'massive' (The Guardian)
19 June 2017 - Development secretary says she’s fed up with the myth she sits there ‘writing cheques for North Korea’ and announces aid packages for Somalia and Ethiopia.
>> The Guardian

Malnutrition, disease and food insecurity – a perfect recipe for disaster for Somalia’s children (Daily Maverick)
12 June 2017 - by Kun Li, UNICEF Somalia Communication Specialist on a visit to a cholera treatment centre by a UNICEF staff member who is a qualified doctor, turns into a dramatic effort to save a little girls’ life. 
>> Daily Maverick
>> UNICEF Somalia
  
Listen:Somalia Just One Level Away From Famine (KFM Radio)
3 June 2017 - Somalia is just one level away from a full blown famine. That's the warning from children's charity UNICEF Ireland which is working with families in the north of the country. UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power is in Somalia on a fact finding visit.
>> KFM Radio (Ireland)

UNICEF Ireland Warns Almost 1.5 Million Children At Risk Of Mulnutrition In Northern Somalia (KFM Radio)
3 June 2017 - The charity UNICEF Ireland's warning that almost 1 and a half million children are at risk of malnutrition in northern Somalia. The region hasn't had rain for six months, and armed conflict is affecting parts of the country.
>> KFM Radio (Ireland)

Peter Power: Famine in Somalia – are we letting it happen… again? (Irish Independent)
1 June 2017 - UNICEF Ireland’s Executive Director and a former Irish Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Peter Power visited Somaliland with UNICEF Somalia and wrote a powerful piece in the Irish Independent newspaper.
>> Irish Independent

Measles vaccination campaign launched in Mogadishu (Goobjoog News)
22 May 2017 - Somali media coverage of measles campaign
>> Goobjoog News (Somalia)

Still Time To Avert Famine In Somalia - But We Must Act Now (Huffpost United Kingdom)
12 May 2017 - The Executive Director of UNICEF’s UK National Committee, Mike Penrose, recently travelled to several locations in Somalia to see the effects of the drought and UNICEF’s scaled up operations with UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Leila Pakkala and UNICEF Somalia Representative Steven Lauwerier. Here are his thoughts on his visit.
>> Huffpost United Kingdom

Return to Somalia (Thomson Reuters Foundation News)
10 May 2017 - UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi visits drought affected areas of Somalia and sees UNICEF’s scaled up operations to prevent a famine.
>> Thomson Reuters Foundation News

WAFDI KA SOCDA HEY'ADDA BISHA CAS OO MUQDIHSO SOO GAAREEN (SNTV)
9 May 2017 - Report from Somali television of the visit by the UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi to Somalia.
>> SNTV (Somalia)

Wasiirka kuxgeenka Caafimaadka iyo masuuliyiin ka tirsan UNICEF ayaa kormeeray isbitaalka Wardi (Somali Cable)
6 May 2017 - Report from Somali television of the visit by the UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi to Somalia.
>> Somali Cable (Somalia)

Projected number of severely malnourished Somali children up 50 percent

2 May 2017 - The projected number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has shot up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.Severely malnourished children are nine times more likely to die of killer diseases like cholera / acute watery diarrhea and measles, which are spreading. During the 2011 famine in Somalia that killed an estimated 260,000 – over half of them young children – the main causes of death among children were diarrhea and measles.
>> Reuters
>> BBC
>> AFP
>> International Business Times
>> Anadolu Agency (Turkey)
>> Domradio (Germany) 
>> Epoch Times (Germany)
>> Interia Fakty (Poland)
>> Onet Wiadomosci (Poland)
>> Västerbottens-Kuriren (Sweden)
>> Aftonbladet (Sweden)
>> Sveriges Radio (Sweden)
>> Agerpres (Romania)
>> Sunnmørsposten (Norway)
>> Fjordabladet (Norway)
>> Expansion
>> Noticias (Brazil)

1.4M children in Somalia to suffer acute malnutrition in 2017, UNICEF says (ABC News)
3 May 2017 - The number of children in drought-stricken Somalia expected to suffer from acute malnutrition has surged by 50 percent since the beginning of this year, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Some 1.4 million children -- more than the entire population of San Diego, California -- are expected to be acutely malnourished in 2017, UNICEF said.
>> ABC News

Looming 'catastrophe' in East Africa proves why world must tackle climate change, says Oxfam (Independent)
28 April 2017 - The UK’s Independent spoke to UNICEF Chief of Communication about the continuing drought.
>> Independent

DAAWO: Hay'ada Unicef Oo Deeq Loogu Talo Galay Gurmadka Shuban-Biyoodka Gaarsiisay Bahda Caafimaadka Ee Gobolka Awdal (Hadhwanaag TV)
April 2017 - UNICEF team led by CFO Amina Mohamed delivered medical supplies to Awdal region through the regional Governor and MOH Director of Public Health as part of UNICEF’s immediate response to the recent outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoeamainstream media that included Horn Cable and Hadhwanaag website and Online TV.
>> Hadhwanaag (Somalia)

Salma, 1, räddades i dödens by – där männen gräver gravar till barn och äldre (Expressen)
26 April 2017 - A Swedish team, assisted by UNICEF, reports on the drought from Somaliland.
>> Expressen (Sweden)

In drought-hit Somalia, children also face potentially deadly measles threat
25 April 2017 - Coverage of UNICEF Somalia press release on the urgent measles campaign to prevent the spread of this potentially deadly disease.

>> Reliefweb
>> BBC
>> News Trust
>> UN News
>> Reuters
>> Daily Mail (UK)
>> Business Day
>> AAP (Australia)
>> The Australian
>> News.com.au
>> EFE
>> APA (Agence de Presse Africaine)
>> Xinhua (China)
>> Chinagate
>> Netherlands Dagblad (ANP)
>> El Periodico (Europapress)
>> Expansion
>> Cuatro
>> El Diario
>> Corriere Nazionale (Italy)
>> Prensa Latina
>> Nigeria Today
>> Malaysian Digest
>> IANS (India)
>> Hiraan Online
>> Eastern Mirror
>> News X
>> Somali Update Online
>> TV2Africa
>> Nigerian Channels tv

En Somalie, des millions de personnes en situation d'urgence alimentaire (LCI)
20 April 2017 - UNICEF arranged for the French television station TF1 to visit several locations in Somalia to report on the drought crisis
>> LCI

Dans la corne de l’Afrique, "la plus grave crise humanitaire depuis la seconde guerre mondiale"
(LCI)
17 April 2017 - UNICEF arranged for the French television station TF1 to visit several locations in Somalia to report on the drought crisis
>> LCI

UN calls for urgent funds to help Somalia avert hunger crisis (China Global Television Network)
17 April 2017 - A team of Emergency Directors from UNICEF and other UN agencies visited Baidoa in Somalia to see the effects of the drought. This report on their visit and the situation in Baidoa, epicentre of the 2011 famine, was featured on China Global Television Network (CGTN)
>> China Global Television Network

DAAWO: Hay'ada Unicef Oo Deeq Loogu Talo Galay Gurmadka Shuban-Biyoodka Gaarsiisay Bahda Caafimaadka Ee Gobolka Awdal (Hadhwanaag)
April 2017 - UNICEF team led by the Chief of UNICEF’s Somaliland office Amina Mohamed delivered medical supplies to Awdal region through the regional Governor and MOH Director of Public Health as part of UNICEF’s immediate response to the recent outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoeamainstream media that included Horn Cable and Hadhwanaag website and Online TV.
>> Hadhwanaag

Hungry Somalis weigh a daughter's freedom against her siblings' lives (Reuters)
10 April 2017 - By Katharine Houreld | DOLLOW, SOMALIA
As the village wells dried up and her livestock died in the scorched scrubland of southern Somalia, Abdir Hussein had one last chance to save her family from starvation: the beauty of her 14-year-old daughter, Zeinab.
>> Reuters

La Somalie en situation de pré-famine, en cause, la sécheresse extrême depuis plusieurs années (RTBF)
10 April 2017 - The French newschannel RTBF in Belgium travelled to Somaliland to look at work on famine prevention,
>> RTBF

Buhodle Hayada UnicefOo Biyo Dhaamin Ka Bilawday Buuhoodle (Puntland Television)
9 April 2017 - Puntland Television reports on communities in Buhoodle expressing their gratitude to UNICEF for the water being trucked to their villages.
>> Puntland Television

Interview: UNICEF warns of displacement, insecurity in Somalia as drought escalates (Xinhua)
31 March 2017 - The escalating drought crisis in Somalia that has affected half of the country's population could worsen conflicts, displacement of populations and terrorism, a UN official said.
>> Xinhua
  
As famine looms, malnutrition and disease rise sharply among children in Somalia
30 March 2017 – As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.
>> Kleine zeitung (Austria)
>> Salzburg Nachrichten (Austria)
>> Salzburg.com (Austria)
>> Salzburg24 (Austria)
>> Osterreich (Austria)
>> Teletrader (Austria)
>> VOL
>> Globovision (Spain)
>> El periodico (Spain)
>> Diariovasco (Spain)
>> Vidayestilo (Chile)
>> Terra Chile (Chile)
>> Terra Colombia (Colombia)
>> Observador (Portugal)
>> Prensa Latina (Cuba)
>> Sap024 (Portugal)
>> Globo.com (Brazil)
>> Noticiasominuto (Brazil)
>> Deutsche Welle (Turkey)

Somalia faces major cholera outbreak (Aljazeera)
29 March 2017 - A UNICEF Emergency specialist explains the latest cholera outbreak.
>> Aljazeera

The main Flemish newschannel in Belgium, VRT, visited Somalia Baidoa and Mogadishu to report on UNICEF’s work and sent several reports:
>> Abdullah (13): "Het heeft hier al 3 jaar niet meer geregend" 
>> Hulporganisaties voeren noodhulp op in Somalië   
>> Hongersnood blijft Somalië en Afrika teisteren 
>> "Kinderen sterven niet van honger, maar van diarree, infecties of dat soort zaken" 
>> Hoeveel 12-12-geld blijft over voor noodhulpgoederen? 
>> Ook in de Somalische hoofdstad Mogadishu slaat de hongersnood al toe 

Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4 (The New York Time)
27 March 2017 - NY Times discusses the link between drought, contaminated water and cholera with UNICEF experts and visits a cholera treatment centre in Baidoa, Somalia
>> New York Times

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera (The Washington Post)
26 March 2017 - Report by AP who travelled to southern Somalia with the UNICEF Representative.
>> The Washington Post

Somalia drought more than 600 million people into famine (Xinhuanet)
21 March 2017 - Photos by team from Xinhua newsagency which UNICEF helped to travel in southern Somalia widely used in China and beyond.
>> Xinhuanet

Cloaked in dust and rags, Somalis flee a looming famine (AFP News Agency)
19 March 2017 - AFP travelled to Baidoa where they report on conditions among IDPs and UNICEF’s work.
>> AFP News Agency
>> Yahoo News

Susannah Price Speaks on World Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis since 1945 - UN (TVC News)
16 March 2017 - UNICEF Somalia Chief of Communication talks to Nigeria television station TVC News on the Somali drought.
>> TVC News

'Living on water and sugar': East Africa's tiny children starving to death (ITV News)
15 March 2017 - Video report by ITV News Africa Correspondent John Ray. As the Disasters Emergency Committee launches an urgent appeal for help for those facing starvation in East Africa, our Africa Correspondent John Ray reflects on three weeks reporting in two of the worst affected countries, as part of ITV News' Fighting Famine coverage.
>> ITV News

UNICEF Somalia on devastating drought (BBC World News)
March 2016 - As the drought in Somalia continues, UNICEF Somalia is stepping up its operations to save children’s lives as Susannah Price, UNICEF Somalia’s Chief of Communication explained to BBC World from Somaliland.
>> BBC World News

United Nations relief efforts in Somalia (Yahoo News)
12 March 2017 - Photo slideshow on yahoo by Getty photographer who travelled with UNICEF and WFP to Wajid and Dinsoor in south Somalia.
>> Yahoo news

'Where is the help?': black tea and dark despair as Somalia edges closer to famine (The Guardian)
10 March 2017 - UNICEF Somalia is stepping up its response to the devastating drought in Somalia to prevent a famine. UNICEF treats thousands of children in Somaliland each year for severe acute malnutrition and is rapidly expanding all its lifesaving work there. The Guardian newspaper accompanied a UNICEF team to Somaliland.
>> The Guardian

Returning refugees happy to be home, despite hardship (Mail & Guardian)
10 March 2017 - Article by Kun Li, UNICEF Somalia Communication Specialist on families returning to Somalia from Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps and the hardships faced. Obtaining a decent place to live, finding enough food to feed the children, and basic health and education services is a daily struggle for millions of Somalis, and it is more so for the returnees.
>> Mail & Guardian
  
Somalia drought forces children out of school (Aljazeera.com)
5 March 2017 - A third of children in Somalia's drought-affected areas are at risk of dropping out of school, the UN says, as a shortage of food and water has left more than 6.2 million people needing urgent help.
>> Aljazeera

Hassan Ali Khaire: Hunger, disease kill 110 in two days (Aljazeera.com)
5 March 2016 - Somalia's prime minister has announced the deaths of at least 110 people due to hunger and diarrhoea in the country over the past 48 hours amid a drought in the Bay region.
>> Aljazeera

Famine warning as drought devastates Somalia (Aljazeera.com)
3 March 2017 - The UN is warning that drought is threatening half of Somalia's population with famine. About five million people in the Horn of Africa country don't have enough food to eat. The grim effects of the drought are being felt throughout East Africa. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Dollow, Somalia. (Video)
>> Aljazeera

Daweynta laga sameeyay nawaaxiga Degmada Godob Jiiraan ee Gobolka Nugaal (Puntland Post)
2 March 2017 - In Puntland, Somalia, UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Health to improve population’s access to health and nutrition services, especially those in hard-to-reach areas. Following a training in February, eight mobile teams have been deployed and are reaching 5,000 children and women each week with general health services and screening of children under-five for malnutrition. UNICEF and the Ministry are now working to strengthen the teams’ capacity to include immunization and treatment of severe acute malnutrition in the range of services they could provide. Watch the video:
>> Puntland Post

Daweynta laga sameeyay nawaaxiga Burtinle (Puntland Post)
2 March 2017 - In Puntland, Somalia, UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Health to improve population’s access to health and nutrition services, especially those in hard-to-reach areas. Following a training in February, eight mobile teams have been deployed and are reaching 5,000 children and women each week with general health services and screening of children under-five for malnutrition. UNICEF and the Ministry are now working to strengthen the teams’ capacity to include immunization and treatment of severe acute malnutrition in the range of services they could provide. Watch the video:
>> Puntland Post

On the edge (Vice)
27 February 2017 - Somalia's new president inherits a country on the brink of disaster and famine.
>> Vice
   
Drought in Somalia: Time is Running Out (Aljazeera)
20 February 2017 - A photographer travelled to Baidoa with UNICEF and send some powerful images of children affected by malnutrition and cholera
>> Aljazeera

UN: Malnourishment Threatening Hundreds of Thousands of Somali Children
18 February 2017 - An Interview by the UNICEF Somalia Representative Steven Lauwerier with VOA on the effects of the drought
>> VOA News
>> VOA Somali

World must act now to save lives in Somalia, U.N. agencies warn
17 February 2017 - As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.
>> Wardheer News
>> Hiiraan online
>> Shabelle News
>> Goobjoog News
>> Anadolu Agency
>> Xinuanet
Coverage of a joint UNICEF/WFP Press Briefing (17.2.17) at The Palais des Nations, Geneva on the drought in Somalia
>> Voice of America
>> Le Courrier
>> Libero 24x7
>> Rosso Di Sera
>> Anadolu Agency
>> Once Vatan
>> Eurasia Diary
>> Memleket
>> Pusula
>> NTV
>> UN Radio (French)
>> UN News Centre (Chinese)
>> Almakos
>> Zhurnal
>> RTK Live
>> Xogdoonnews
UNICEF’s Somaliland Communication Officer did video and radio interviews for BBC Somali 
>> BBC Somali Radio
>> BBC Swahili
>> BBC Somali Facebook
UNICEF Chief of Communication describes the effect of drought on women and children in Baidoa.
>> The Huffington Post

Mind-body Wellness Helps Trauma Survivors in Somalia
24 January 2017 - UNICEF’s mind-body wellness programme to help survivors of sexual violence and other trauma to heal from their experiences was featured on the Voice of America and in an article by Reuters. The 12 week pilot project involved training instructors from UNICEF`s local partner organizations and then providing classes to some 300 students a week from vulnerable populations, including former child soldiers, survivors of rape or sexual violence, and women and children living with, or escaping from, domestic violence.
>> Reuters
>> Read and watch video on VOA
>> Hiiraan online

Wasaaradda caafimaadka iyo qorshaheynta nadaafada dugsiyada (Jutland TV)
18 January 2017 - Jubaland TV describes a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Mission to Kismayo – led by the head of section for WASH in the south and central regions and including ADRA and the Jubaland Ministry of Health.
>> Jutland TV

More than 50 female teacher from Somaliland graduates
10 January 2017 - More than fifty female teachers from across Somaliland graduated from a UNICEF-supported diploma course in school management and administration funded by the Global Partnership for Education and implemented by Somaliland’s Ministry of Education across four state universities.
>> Somaliland National TV
>> Gabiley.net

Drought Is Forcing Somali Families To Split Up Just To Survive (Huffington Post)
5 January 2017 - The continuing drought in northern Somalia has forced pastoralist families to give up their traditional lifestyle and to split up with the men going to the towns and cities to earn a living, while the women and children move in with relatives or went to villages or camps where there may be aid.
>> Huffington Post Canada
>> Huffington Post Québec

 

 
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