Tag Archives: Displacement

On Its 7th Anniversary, Sudan’s Tinderbox Abyei is Aflame

How sad and frightfully ironic.  Seven years to the day since signing the Abyei Protocol with the SPLM,  Sudanese President Bashir’s troops and armed elements have forcibly entered the Abyei region, with civilians running for their lives as SAF forces and … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Horn of Africa Migrants Drown off Libyan Coast

Over 400 Eritrean & Ethiopian boat migrants are feared to have drowned after the bodies of 70 Eritreans were discovered just 20 kilometers off the coast of Libya. Libyan authorities discovered the unidentified bodies and immediately buried them in an … Continue reading

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Thousands of Somalis Risking Their Lives To Flee Drought

“We heard that you could get free cooked food in some of the districts in Mogadishu…and that is the reason we preferred to reside in Bondhere.” The Horn of Africa is facing an impending drought which is already beginning to … Continue reading

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Egypt Opens Its Borders for Somali Refugees Fleeing Libya

Today, Egypt’s newly formed government announced that it will open its borders and accept Somali refugees who are fleeing Libya. As explained by Somalia’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: “Also we discussed the matter with other countries bordering … Continue reading

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The Resilience of Somalia’s Women: A Snapshot

The Horn of Africa has a number of humanitarian, political and economic challenges – but its people are not short of resilience, strength and collective power. As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, below is a collection of figures that … Continue reading

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Libya Cares About Somalis! No Wait – They Care About Us!

(Note: If you or a refugee or migrant you know needs assistance in Libya, call the UNHCR hotline for refugees & asylum-seekers in Libya  at +218214777503) In the most ironic turn of events, Libya’s political and humanitarian crisis has somehow … Continue reading

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If Libya’s Gadhafi Goes – What’s Next for Africa?

As events continue to unfold in Libya, questions are quickly arising about what Gadhafi’s departure will mean for Sub Saharan Africa.  During the course of his forty-one (41!) year rule, Gadhafi has gone out of his way to redefine his … Continue reading

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