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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…  


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…  


Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in 2 mins

Know the symptoms and stay safe with our new animation  



UNDP sets up communications hub as first line of COVID19 defence in Somalia

One lesson is already clear from the COVID19 pandemic: the faster you get the message out on how to prevent infection, the quicker people change behaviour to slow the spread and save lives.  


45,000 people to have greater access to clean water in Baidoa

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is partnering with the Government of Somalia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide greater access to sustainable clean water for over 45,000…  


Hope and recovery after deadliest attack in Somalia's history

Mariam from the Somali Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs smiles but nods gravely when asked if she was scared. When the powerful blasts occurred on Saturday 14 October in Mogadishu, it was a working…  

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