On a hot, flat, stony plateau outside Kismaayo, hundreds of people pack into a settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Bashir Muhamed Muktar stands at a water point, helping weary ladies lift jerry cans of water.
Mogadishu - The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq has commended aid workers and volunteers for their contribution to serving humanity and averting a famine that threatened Somalia earlier this year.
Barlin Ahmed Abdi’s typical day begins at 5 a.m., after dawn prayers. She starts off by preparing breakfast for her two children, before hopping onto public transport to reach the Weydow settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Mogadishu.
Baidoa - The involvement of young people in conflict prevention, social justice and sustainable peace in Somalia featured prominently in a youth forum conducted on the sidelines of the International Youth Day celebrations in Baidoa, the administrative capital of South West state.
Thousands of youths across Somalia commemorated International Youth Day with pledges to build peace and promote stability and prosperity in their country.
Celebrations were held in the capital city Mogadishu and in the regional capitals of Garoowe, Kismaayo and Baidoa, among others.
Mogadishu - Mohamed Tahlil Mohamed is brimming over with ideas. The 27-year-old university graduate is one of the initiators of “City Flowers”, a youth-led project that seeks to erase the scars of war from the streets of the Somali capital and beautify the whole city.