Somalia's new Prime Minister, Hamza Abdi Barre, was sworn in Saturday after all 220 lawmakers in the parliament approved his appointment. Barre told Mps he felt "the burden of the responsibility" on his back to form a quality government for the troubled Horn of Africa nation.
An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General Jan Egeland warned today.
In Kenya, efforts are underway to better integrate refugees ahead of the planned closure of camps that house more than 400,000 people, mainly from Somalia, South Sudan and Congo. One project, backed by the International Rescue Committee, provides refugees with microloans to start small businesses.