Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands

Mohammed Abdi is four years old – but he looks less than half that.

Children like him are already weakened by hunger and illness but are now facing the threat of contracting cholera. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands”

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In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course

In Somaliland, part of famine prevention means keeping people at home, rather than wandering for help. It also means laying the ground for a major shift to lessen dependence on livestock, the backbone of Somalis’ survival for centuries. Part 4 of our series on famine resilience. Continue reading “In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course”

Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix

Analysis By Sally Sara

It’s being described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, mostly in Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix”

Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital

Burao, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – Somaliland’s ruling political party KULMIYE, donated $70,000 to Burao General Hospital on Tuesday in response to the deadly AWD outbreak that has left close to 50 dead and thousands hospitalized. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital”

Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – The mayor of Somaliland’s capital city issued new rules on Sunday to prevent the spread of the current AWD outbreak that has killed close to 100 people in Somaliland’s eastern regions. Continue reading “Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak”

Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation

As goats grazed on pieces of spinach and cows languished under the shade of trees, Maryan Hudun surveyed her farm contentedly. Continue reading “Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation”

Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness

Dust swirls around our 4×4 as we speed across an open plain in remote Somaliland heading to an emergency: a suspected cholera outbreak. Continue reading “Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness”

Meet The Doctors And Nurses Behind The Fight Against Starvation In Somaliland

In Somaliland, medical workers are in a desperate race against time to save millions of children from death. Continue reading “Meet The Doctors And Nurses Behind The Fight Against Starvation In Somaliland”

A Desperate Plea For Help As Four African Nations Near A Famine Crisis

ABC News anchor David Muir and his team traveled with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, as the organization sent out mobile clinics to isolated villages deep in the deserts of Somaliland. Continue reading “A Desperate Plea For Help As Four African Nations Near A Famine Crisis”

Diarrhoea Kills 28 In Somaliland In 10 Days: Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned today of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days. Continue reading “Diarrhoea Kills 28 In Somaliland In 10 Days: Red Cross”

Fighting Famine: Why The World Only Has Weeks To Save The Lives Of Millions

Rageh Omaar

In a week of special coverage, ITV News is taking a closer look at how widespread starvation is threatening countries in the parts of the Middle East and Africa. Continue reading “Fighting Famine: Why The World Only Has Weeks To Save The Lives Of Millions”

This Surgery Is Helping Restore Women’s Lives

“I suffered for more than five years,” Sahara Abdi told me. Her eyes couldn’t hide the anguish she had endured, following her last pregnancy and delivery. Continue reading “This Surgery Is Helping Restore Women’s Lives”

Call The Midwife Tackles Female Genital Mutilation In Latest Storyline

Anti-FGM campaigner Nimco Ali advised the makers of the BBC One drama on the groundbreaking episode Continue reading “Call The Midwife Tackles Female Genital Mutilation In Latest Storyline”

Edna Adan’s Father Was Against Genital Mutilation Of Girls. Her Mother Wasn’t

Almost 4,000 women in Ireland have been genitally mutilated, yet few health professionals here know how to treat them as expectant mothers Continue reading “Edna Adan’s Father Was Against Genital Mutilation Of Girls. Her Mother Wasn’t”

Akule Becomes New CEO Of Somaliland National TV

Mr. Khadar Mohamed Akule has become the new executive office of the Somaliland National Television (SLNTV) Continue reading “Akule Becomes New CEO Of Somaliland National TV”

Gold Star Awards 2016: Teenager Fahma Mohamed Honored For Tireless Campaign To End FGM

Fahma Mohamed is not your average teenager.

One of nine daughters in a Muslim Somali family who came to Britain when she was seven, Fahma, from Barton Hill, has been hailed a hero by many – including the Secretary General of the United Nations – for her tireless work to safeguard young girls against FGM. Continue reading “Gold Star Awards 2016: Teenager Fahma Mohamed Honored For Tireless Campaign To End FGM”

Could Enjoying A Nap Kill You? Sleeping For More Than An Hour During The Day ‘Increases The Risk Of Diabetes By Nearly Half’

Indulging in a nap of longer than 40 minutes increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers found Continue reading “Could Enjoying A Nap Kill You? Sleeping For More Than An Hour During The Day ‘Increases The Risk Of Diabetes By Nearly Half’”

Four Start-Ups To Watch In The Somaliland Capital Of Hargeisa

By Samir Dualeh

Somaliland is a self-declared state of four million people, bordered by Ethiopia and Djibouti. The capital is Hargeisa, which is home to just over a quarter of the population, according to Somaliland government figures. Continue reading “Four Start-Ups To Watch In The Somaliland Capital Of Hargeisa”