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Somalia: Drought Crisis

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 a...


Demining and Bomb Disposal in Somalia

United Nations - Years of armed conflict in Somalia has resulted in its land being contaminated by death traps on the ground, such as unexploded ordnance and other life threatening devices. The United Nations Mine Ac...


The Siddis: A Forgotten People

United Nations - Gujarat in western India is home to more than 20,000 Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent. But today, many live on the fringes of society in poverty. One young man is fighting to protect their u...


Somalia: The Diaspora Returns

United Nations - Two years ago al Shabaab was forced to flee Mogadishu by members of the Somali National Army (SNA), backed by forces from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Increased security gains and a...


Somalia: Reviving the Fishing Industry

Decades of civil war and the ensuing collapse of the central government have made it difficult for most fishermen in Somalia to cash in on their country's rich marine stocks. Now, with the deployment of the African U...


Somalia: Voice from the Frontline

United Nations, New York, December 2011 - For more than 2 decades, Somalia in the horn of Africa has been in turmoil - civil war has killed and injured millions of people and left the country with little infrastructu...