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  1. Millions Impacted By Floods And Landslides In East Africa Since June

    3 Nov 2020- 06:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States At least 3.6 million people have been impacted by floods and landslides across large parts of East Africa since June 2020, a new UN report has revealed. The UN Office for the Coordinati ...

    Staff - Water D... - 11/04/2020 - 08:14

  2. Somalia: Displaced People Dig River Sand In Dangerous Working Conditions

    7 Oct 2020- 09:44 by Local Press Report BELED HAWO Radio Ergo Mohamed Abdi Ali and nine other men wade out every day into the middle of the flowing river Dawa in southern Somalia’s Gedo region to collect sand from the riverbed. Despite the dangers, these ...

    Local Press Report - 10/07/2020 - 09:44

  3. Sand Dam Construction Supports Freshwater Supply In Somalia

    7 Oct 2020- 09:40 by Local Press Report MOGADISHU Borgen Humanitarian efforts to restore water security [in Somalia] have seen positive results. In one instance, efforts by the United Nations Development Programme use sand, one of the nation’s most abunda ...

    Local Press Report - 10/07/2020 - 09:40

  4. Strong, Coordinated Response Required To Address Displacement Caused By Somalia Flooding

    12 May 2020- 14:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has reported  (8 May statement by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley) that excessive seasonal flooding, a crippled economy, impending des ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:06

  5. $1.03 Billion USD Required For Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

    29 Jan 2020- 07:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MOGADISHU, Somalia The United Nations and the government of Somalia have launched a new humanitarian response plan (HRP) to provide emergency services and support to over 3 million people.  The plan, announced 2 ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:21

  6. Somalia And UN Launch Drive For Safe Water Provision

    23 Jan 2020- 06:48 by Local Press Report MOGADISHU Radio Dalsan The Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched the 2020 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to provide US$1.03 billion in life-saving assi ...

    Local Press Report - 01/23/2020 - 06:48

  7. Flooding Escalates Human Displacement, Disease Risk In Somalia

    5 Nov 2019- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOGADISHU, Somalia Over 275,000 people in Somalia have been displaced by heavy rains in October, bringing the number to 575,000 since January following devastating flodds. Insecurity in many regions is making a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/05/2019 - 11:02

  8. Urgent Need For Sanitation Provision For Displaced Somalis

    25 Oct 2019- 08:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat Geneva, Switzerland The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has described an urgent need for sanitation provision and shelter for displaced people in Somalia which has been a conflict zone for almost ...

    Staff - Water D... - 11/07/2019 - 09:36

  9. 35-Year Drought Increases Displacement In Horn Of Africa

    14 Oct 2019- 06:28 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom The Horn of Africa is now experiencing the lowest cumulative rainfall totals since 1981. As a consequence nearly 13 million people, including 6.5 million children, are facing critical leve ...

    Staff - Water D... - 11/10/2019 - 13:01

  10. Djibouti: "Immediate Action" Required To Address Climate Change Impacts

    6 Oct 2019- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations has called on the international community to take immediate acti ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2019 - 09:58

  11. 41 Countries Need External Assistance For Food

    23 Sep 2019- 06:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) has reported that there are 41 countries that continue to require some external assistance to meet food requirements. Conflicts act as t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/23/2019 - 06:35

  12. Drought And Conflict Displacements Affect Quarter Of A Million In Somalia

    15 Sep 2019- 07:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat OSLO, Norway The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned that a combination of drought, conflict and general insecurity in 2019 has forced almost 250,000 people into migrating from their homes in Somalia. The ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/10/2019 - 09:29

  13. European Commission Supports Drought Relief In Horn Of Africa

    7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/27/2019 - 03:35

  14. "Early Action" Required As Drought, Conflict Threaten Hunger For 8.7 Million In Somalia and South Sudan

    2 Aug 2019- 11:07 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States Severe drought in Somalia and continued violence in South Sudan are threatening more than 8.5 million people with severe food insecurity according to humanitarian agencies. As reported ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/26/2019 - 10:34

  15. International Complacency Compounds Humanitarian Impact Of Drought In Horn Of Africa

    28 Jul 2019- 06:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat OXFORD, United Kingdom The Horn of Africa is once again in a drought that appears to be a new norm in the region, with more than 15 million people in need of urgent assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/27/2019 - 03:32