Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Living at the ‘mercy of the rain’ in Somaliland

Changing climate, unpredictable rains dry out the land, threaten the pastoral way of life in Somaliland. It has been particularly dry this year in parts...

The world’s languages captured in 6 charts

You might not have thought so when you were struggling through your Spanish class at school, but as we get older, most of us...

12 Famous Quotes to Inspire the Volunteer in All of Us

It is National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 a time to remember and celebrate the irrepressible spirit of volunteering that shapes our lives, our communities and...

WHY DROUGHT RE-OCCURRENCE IN SOMALILAND?

Drought is regarded as the period of lack of rain in particular period of time, it was meant to rain and the people do...

Somaliland drought: ‘Things are worse now than two months ago’

The Governor of Somaliland’s drought-ravaged eastern province of Togdheer stood calmly against a backdrop of flimsy shelters created out of thorn bushes and scraps...

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and...

Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland

Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance...

SOMALI PIRATES BEING DRIVEN BACK TO THE SEAS BY DROUGHT AND FAMINE: U.S. COMMANDER

Pirates in Somalia are being driven to the seas by a devastating drought, says the top U.S. military commander in Africa. A spate of pirate...

Somaliland: No Water, No School & No future

A Knowledge, Attitude & Practices (KAP-) survey commissioned by UNICEF and released in August 2015 indicates Somaliland is off track in the achievement of...

Strong winds, waves up to 10-feet high to hit UAE

The week has been relatively hot in UAE with the temperatures nearing 40C in few parts. However, there is much respite for the emirates...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...