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EU Approves EUR 20.5 Million Budget Support to Somalia

In a significant boost to Somalia's ongoing efforts towards development and stability, the European Union (EU) has approved a generous budget support payment of EUR 20.5 million to the Federal Government(FGS). This financial assistance comes as part of the EU's Somalia State and Resilience Building Contract and Support to Debt Relief Action (SRBC). Coinciding with this allocation, the FGS and EU have jointly launched the Joint Operational Roadmap, which sets out their shared priorities for the next two years.

Somalia: Devastating Flash Floods Leave Children at Risk in Humanitarian Crisis

Somalia is reeling from the devastating impact of flash floods caused by heavy rainfall. These catastrophic floods have not only claimed the lives of 22 people but have also left the most vulnerable section of the population—the children—at increased risk of malnutrition and disease outbreaks. Save the Children, a prominent global charity has sounded the alarm on the dire situation unfolding in the country.

US Says Al-Shabab Leader Injured in Airstrike in Somalia

In the latest development concerning the fight against al-Shabab, the United States carried out an airstrike targeting the notorious militant group. The intended target was revealed to be none other than Moallim Osman, the head of al-Shabab's external operations. While reports suggest that he survived the attack, this event has significant implications for Somalia's ongoing struggle against terrorism.

Kenya Reopens Border with Somalia, Ending 12-Year Barricade

In a significant development for Somalia and Kenya, the long-awaited reopening of the border between the two nations has been officially announced. The decision, which comes after extensive consultations between high-level officials, signifies a major milestone in regional cooperation. The reopening of border points in Mandera, Lamu, and Garissa marks the end of a 12-year closure that began during Kenya's Operation Linda Nchi, aimed at combatting the influx of Al-Shabaab militants.

UN Launches Sustainable Development Projects in Somalia and Beyond with Japan’s Support

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched five new projects in Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, and Ukraine, with the support of US$3 million in funding from Japan's supplementary budget. The projects aim to provide urgent support for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in these partner countries.

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