Somalia: Floods affect 73,000 people

Deyr seasonal rains, which hit Somalia between October and December, have seriously affected the lives of roughly 73,000 people, a UN agency said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. “Among those affected are more than 53,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of the host community in Baidoa town in South West State,[…]

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Shelters prepare for Covid-19

Being told to self-isolate or work from home as the world grapples with Covid-19 is meaningless to people who rely on shelters for a bed and food. So how are some of South Africa’s shelters adjusting to the declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday that there should not be[…]

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Not enough space at shelters for homeless

As the winter months draw closer, the incapacity of homeless shelters has worsened the already desperate living conditions of the homeless within the City of Cape Town. In response to the dire needs of homeless individuals, the City of Cape Town is offering food, blankets and toiletries to shelters this[…]

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