According to UN sources, more than five million Somalis—representing nearly half of the population—need immediate humanitarian assistance. Nearly one in five across the country were forced to abandon their home, with half of them seeking refuge abroad. With failing crops for a third consecutive year, these numbers could continue to climb. To many abroad, there is little apparent hope in the foreseeable future for the Horn of Africa. The scene in Mogadishu however suggests a shift is happening.
LA SOMALIE, LE SOUDAN DU SUD, LE YÃMEN ET LE NIGERIA FRAPPÃS PAR LA CRISE ALIMENTAIRE
Communications are a vital element of humanitarian assistance. As system-wide coordination took shape, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Somalia expanded its public information campaign on drought response and strategized new ways of informing people about its operations – both to make the public aware of the UN’s efforts and to provide information on where, when and how communities could get help themselves if affected by the drought.
La communication représente un élément vital de l’assistance humanitaire.
Depuis avril 2016, le Volontaire des Nations Unies international Solomon Bekele (originaire d’Éthiopie) travaille auprès de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO) au Soudan du Sud en tant que spécialiste de l’alphabétisation et de l’enseignement en zone rurale, dans le cadre du projet « Renforcement des connaissances et de l’éducation pour des moyens de subsistance ruraux résilients au Soudan du Sud ».
International UN Volunteer Solomon Bekele (Ethiopia) has been serving with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in South Sudan since April 2016 as the Pastoralist Literacy and Education Specialist for the project: Enhanced Knowledge and Education for Resilient Pastoral Livelihoods in South Sudan.
In Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, the ongoing threat of horrific acts by the insurgency of Boko Haram coupled with the worse drought in recent history have made tending of the land and harvesting of crops nearly impossible for rural populations. This double scourge is pushing millions of Nigerians beyond the brink.