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updated Sat. May 11, 2024

Baidoa and Mogadishu have seen a surge in IDPs arriving from rural areas throughout 2017, particularly from hard-to-reach areas in southern and central Somalia that are controlled by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group. Although drought-related displacement declined towards the end of 2017, there ...

Today, Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on Ethiopian troops near the city of Baidoa. While Shabaab claims to have killed 30 soldiers in the strike, local reporting has not confirmed that number. Shabaab quickly claimed credit for the attacks, saying its forces killed over 80 Somali troops in ...
(ERGO) – Somali refugee leaders from the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya have been taken by the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, on a 'Go and See' visit to Mogadishu and Baidoa in southern Somalia. UNHCR says the initiative is intended to inform refugees about the situation on the ground in Somalia ...
This week there were 589 new arrivals through Baidoa checkpoints and Zero Exits. The number of arrivals reported this week were lower than the numbers recorded last week, but current figures still remain high. The key driving factors for displacements in to Baidoa this week were as usual prolonged ...
(ERGO) – More than 1,000 desperate families from Tiyeglow in southern Somali's Bakool region have migrated to Baidoa in neighbouring Bay region, around 270 km away, in the last two weeks due to the scarcity of food at home as a result of prolonged drought. These families are joining the many IDP ...
Water scarcity in the southern Somali city of Baidoa has become critical over the past few weeks, with residents of urban areas and the surrounding camps for internally displaced families all relying on a single well. Three of the four main wells serving Baidoa have failed due to significantly reduced water ...
The 31-year-old journalist now works as the chief news editor at the Baidoa-based Warsan Radio station. He is also active in advocacy work for the Somali news media as vice-president of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and chairperson of the South West Journalists Association ...
The talks at Baledogle airfield centered on plans to reopen the road linking Mogadishu and the town of Baidoa, according to Abdirahman. Somali officials say the Baledogle airfield is where U.S. military experts train Somali forces and help them launch attacks on al-Shabab positions. Other government ...
A group of refugees visiting Baidoa expressed a wish that return to Baidoa should resume by air, instead of by road. Furthermore, they expressed the need to improve access to education, health and other services and to allocate land for returnees by the State of South West (SSW). The President of SWS, ...


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