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Telling a different story — Somali Storytellers are bringing messages of hope during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Somali storytellers were quick to find ways to help their communities cope, producing videos to inform the public about how to protect themselves and others from COVID19 infection.  

The smile behind the mask

UNDP’s latest comedy spot encourages people to laugh at stigma and wear masks in public.  

Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

New York, 23 July 2020 – The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to…  

Tapping into the talent of local innovators to ‘hack’ the challenges of COVID-19 in Somalia

Our first big effort to tap into the talents of local Somali innovators is now underway — a hackathon to crowdsource ideas for tackling the wide-ranging impacts of COVID19.  

3 views of COVID-19 from across Somalia

The winners of our recent video competition tell us how the virus has affected their families and communities.  

Somalia’s emergency call centre boosts health response in the fight against COVID-19

If you feel sick or need advice on COVID-19 in Somalia, all you have to do is call 449 – the government’s toll-free hotline set up to offer fast, effective access to emergency health support.  

11-year-old boy wins US$1,000 in Somali-language COVID-19 video competition

The winners of a two-month Somali-language COVID-19 video competition were finally revealed online today, with the US$1,000 first prize going to a short video on some of the best ways to avoid…  

Naciima Abwaan Qorane's latest poem tackles the danger of COVID-19

Poetry is big in Somalia so the right verses can raise a lot of awareness  

Camels, slapstick and wit

Somalia’s leading comedians produce comedy series on COVID-19  

Somali National Army takes part in the fight against coronavirus

Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers are taking part in a nationwide campaign to combat COVID-19. Whenever a national disaster occurs, the country’s army plays a huge role in rescue operations and in…  

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