Friday 29 June 2018

Heavy Gu’ rains displace thousands of people in Belet Weyne and in surrounding riverine villages

I did not know what to expect when I boarded a World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian helicopter to Belet Weyne in Hiran region of Somalia. For the first, helicopters are not the usual mode of transport to the region but today this is the only way that can get me to Belet Weyne following the recent riverine and flash floods that hit central and southern regions of Somalia in early May.  


Sunday 27 May 2018

Floods in Belet Weyne, Somalia

Following the heavy Gu’ rains this year, the river Shebelle burst its banks displacing thousands of people in Belet Weyne town and the surrounding riverine villages. The floodwaters inundated houses and crops causing destruction to power grids, farm fields and infrastructure.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children affected after Tropical Cyclone Sagar sweeps over Somaliland.

 Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

ECHO Funded Food Assistance Program Restores Hope in Somaliland

Maryam Warsame is a mother of five Children, all boys aged between 2 to 7 years old. She lived with her husband, Ahmed Jama in Widhwidh village of Togdher region in Somaliland. The family used to run a small business that was their source of their income. Maryam was forced to flee from her home with her children due to abuse and conflicts by her husband.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

New hope for drought-affected children of Kalabayr

When I visited Farhiya Hussein in her home in Kalabayr village, I found her sitting in her house with five out of her 10 children. It is morning hours and many of the children in this village are now in school. Sadly this is not the case for the children in this house—most of Farhiya’s children are at home. She tells me she is only able to send two of her children—Khadra and Ahmed—to school and the rest stay at home.