As health needs rise in Somalia, funding hits new low: UN
levels in seven years, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
“We cannot afford to let the country slide back into a humanitarian crisis,” WHO Representative for Somalia Dr. Ghulam Popal said.
Businesses called to actively support conflict prevention in East Africa
IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) and the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) in collaboration with the Government of Zanzibar, the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Easter and Southern Africa (COMESA) convened a business leaders roundtable on “Addressing the nexus between Business and Peace,” on 22 July 2015 in Zanzibar. The seminar formed part of the agenda of the GPF’s Annual Global Leadership Conference 2015 with the theme ‘Promoting Peace security and Sustainable Development in East Africa: A Call for Moral and Innovative Leadership.’
Allied forces from the African Union and Somali government have drawn near the southwestern Somali town of Dinsor, sending rebel fighters withdrawing after clashes on the outskirts that have seen troops nearly take the crucial town in Bay region, officials said Thursday.