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New York: The number of people facing life-threatening levels of hunger worldwide without immediate humanitarian aid, is expected to rise steeply in coming weeks, the UN said on Wednesday, in a new alert about looming famine in the Horn of Africa and beyond. more
Catastrophic hunger levels leave 500,000 children at risk of dying in Somalia

New York: Catastrophic hunger levels in Somalia have left more than 513,000 children at risk of dying, 173,000 more than during the 2011 famine, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.

Somalia: UN’s top humanitarian forum warns of ‘tipping point’ as famine risk rises

New York: Somalia is at a “tipping point”, with hundreds of thousands of people at immediate risk of famine, the heads of the UN’s highest-level humanitarian coordinatio ...

Somalia receiving unprecedented levels of food aid, with ‘famine at the door’

New York: As UN relief chief Martin Griffiths warned of an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe on Monday, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it is delivering more food aid to So ...

‘Catastrophic’ drought displaces one million in Somalia, world asked to ‘step up’ support

New York: A devastating drought in Somalia has reached unprecedented levels, leaving one million people within the country currently registered as displaced, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, ...

Somalia: 2 persons die in car bombing attack

Mogadishu/UNI/Xinhua: At least two people were killed and more than 15 others injured in a suicide car bombing attack on a popular hotel in the south-central Somali town of Jowhar on Sund ...

Somalia: ‘Dire and grim’ drought, impacting more than 7 million

New York: Accompanying Somalia’s newly-appointed drought envoy on his first field visit, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official for the Horn of Africa country warned on ...

Suicide bombing in Somalia leaves 10 dead

Mogadishu/UNI/Xinhua: At least ten people were killed and 15 injured in a suicide bombing in the central Somali town of Beledweyne Saturday, the police and witnesses said.

Somalia: Security Council adopts resolution to keep pirates at bay

New York: The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as shipping and protection measures to keep vessels sa ...

Somalia: At least eight killed, several injured in car bombing near school in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia (JEN): At least eight people have been killed and over a dozen injured in a car bomb explosion that targeted a United Nations (UN) security convoy near a school in Soma ...