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Devastating drought leaves girls and women in Somalia facing…

Girls and women in Somalia say rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence are rising as the country faces its worst drought in 40 years.
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Global donors urged to act now as 14 million in Kenya, Somalia…

Ahead of a high-level roundtable on the Horn of Africa Drought in Geneva, Plan International has joined 53 NGOs in calling on donors to act urgently to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
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50 NGOs warn of deepening humanitarian crisis in Somalia

Plan International, together with 50 international and Somali NGOs, have warned of the severe food crisis affecting the lives of 7.7 million Somalis.
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Somaliland’s Children’s Act is first step towards…

Plan International welcomes Somaliland’s landmark Children’s Act as ‘first step’ towards ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.
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COVID-19 leading to rise in group FGM gatherings in Somalia

Girls in Somalia are being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in group gatherings as rates of the harmful practice rise because of COVID-19.
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Concern over bill normalising violence against girls and women…

Organisations working in Somalia are calling for a rejection of the newly-tabled bill, saying that it promotes and normalises violence against women and girls.
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Girls in Somalia subjected to door to door FGM

Girls in Somalia, forced to stay at home due to COVID-19, are now undergoing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in their homes.
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