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Published 24.06.2020 15:06
In Somalia Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 Centre.
Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 isolation and treatment center in Jilib in southern Somalia. The center which will include a 24-hour hotline has been set up in a building that once housed the United Nations children’s agency. The group says the center is equipped to isolate…
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Published 22.06.2020 17:03
In Somalia women are distributing protective gear to street vendors.
The Somaliland Women’s Research and Action Group (Sowrag) is distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and posters to women street vendors in the city of Hargeisa. The posters contain key information on Covid-19 and protection measures.
Unemployment, ,
Published 14.06.2020 15:38
In Somalia the FAO is using GPS enabled photo verification to verify their mobile beneficiaries.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is using mobile money to support vulnerable Somalians during the Covid-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, the organization would use fingerprint verification for beneficiaries collecting their mobile money transfers however as an added Covid-19 safety measure the organization is now using…
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Published 05.06.2020 16:03
In Somalia the UNHCR is providing cash assistance to 20 000 refugees.
In order to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, the UNHCR has extended a once-off multi-purpose cash grant to supplement the monthly subsistence allowance of 20 000 refugees in the country. The organization has also paid the refugee’s monthly subsistence allowance three months in advance to…
Health, ,
Published 27.05.2020 14:07
In Somalia, comedians are using broomsticks as props to illustrate social distancing.
Abdiqani Iskufilan and Abdirahman Heelo are using comedy to educate Somalians about social distancing. The two have produced video clips illustrating the acceptable distance to maintain to avoid infection. The duo walks around with a broomstick to ensure that no one breaches the acceptable social distance. They also encourage hand…
Health,
Published 25.05.2020 15:10
In Somalia, iRise Hub, the first innovation Hub in Mogadishu, launched a two-day virtual innovation challenge to create solutions to combat Covid-19.
The hackathon was held on 21 and 22 April, calling for local ideas. Behind this initiative there is Mogadishu’s first tech community. Local partners include Watch Xared Clean Water Solution, a startup that filters and purifies water and provides it to low-income families at affordable prices.
Health,
Published 15.05.2020 11:30
In Somalia, a 21 year old mechanical engineer has invented a homemade respirator to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The engineer, Mohamad Adawe, who is based in Mogadishu, explained that he invented the device as he noticed that his country has a shortage of respirators and that many health workers had been relying on manual respirators which do not allow for social distancing and increase the risk of infection…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 13:02
In Somalia, Muslim clerics are sharing Covid-19 information to counter the propaganda of militant Islamists.
The ministries of religious affairs, health and information have been working with Muslim leaders to share accurate messages regarding Covid-19 using vehicles mounted with loudspeakers, and from the minarets of mosques. The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has warned Muslims to beware of infectious diseases such as Covid-19.

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