Somalia: Disaster is our daily dash concern

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is elated today to take part the global carnivals for the International day for Disaster Reduction on Thursday 13th October.

This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction focuses on Making children and young people partners in reducing disaster risk. Our colleague Kelly Hawrylyshyn, DRR & Resilience Advisor at Plan UK, invites you to find out more about the most effective communicators and changemakers at community level!

For more information go to the following link; http://www.globalnetwork-dr.org/news/263-international-drr-day-celebrating-children-and-young-people-as-partners-for-drr.html

In Somalia, SOMESHA would like to draw attention to that our children and young generations could not be partners in reducing disaster risk until they are under hostage condition by the Islamist hard liner’s of Alshabab.

Following the vehicle Born ad hoc explosive blast in Mogadishu on 4 October,
Which resulted the death of about 115 people, and 150 others wounded, Al Shabaab has threatened more attacks on the coming future. Kindly have a look the AP footage by clicking on the below link;

http://www.youtube.com/user/AssociatedPress#p/search/1/IFN1YCP9_YA
At least 4.7 million people are now in crisis, of whom an estimated 3.5 million people are in the south. Consecutive droughts have affected the country in the last few years while the ongoing conflict has made it extremely difficult for agencies to operate and access communities in the south of the country.
Famine is declared when acute malnutrition rates among children exceed 30 per cent; more than 2 people per 10,000 die per day; and people are not able to access food and other basic necessities.
Alarmed by the escalating crisis in the neglected Horn of Africa country of Somalia the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) call upon a timely humanitarian action from the international community particularly the entire members of the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction.

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