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HORN OF AFRICA: IRIN-HOA Weekly Round-up 414 for 26 January- 1 February 2007

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      Subject:HORN OF AFRICA: IRIN-HOA Weekly Round-up 414 for 26 January- 1 February 2007
      Date:Fri, 1 Feb 2008 15:07:39 -0000
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      HORN OF AFRICA: IRIN-HOA Weekly Round-up 414 for 26 January- 1 February 2007 
      
      NAIROBI, 1 February 2008 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: 
      
      SOMALIA: Government seeks urgent help for drought regions 
      SOMALIA: Kismayo's only hospital closes as aid workers killed 
      SOMALIA: Food, water shortages hit Galgadud 
      SOMALIA: Anti-government activities spreading, warns AU 
      
      SOMALIA: Government seeks urgent help for drought regions 
      
      People in drought-affected regions of central and southern Somalia need urgent help after losing most of their livestock, the deputy prime minister and minister of information, Ahmed Abdisalam, told IRIN on 30 January. 
      
      "The reports we are getting are that the drought-affected areas are in a grave situation, with shortages of water, inadequate pasture for remaining livestock and the consequent destitution of many families," Abdisalam said. 
      [Full report at: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=76488] 
      
      SOMALIA: Kismayo's only hospital closes as aid workers killed 
      
      Services at the only hospital in Somalia's coastal city of Kismayo, 500km south of the capital Mogadishu, stopped on 29 January, a day after four people - including two foreign aid workers - were killed in a blast, local sources told IRIN. 
      
      Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-Holland) took over running the hospital in September 2007, after it had been abandoned by MSF-Belgium in 2001 due to insecurity. [Full report at: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=76470] 
      
      SOMALIA: Food, water shortages hit Galgadud 
      
      Little or no rain in Abudwaq district of the central Somali region of Galgadud has resulted in serious food and water shortages for thousands of residents, local administrative officials said. 
      
      "Almost all parts of the district are affected, with some losing between 60 and 70 percent of their livestock," Mohamed Awil Janagale, the district commissioner of Abudwaq, told IRIN on 28 January. [Full report at: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=76446] 
      
      SOMALIA: Anti-government activities spreading, warns AU 
      
      Forces opposed to the Somali government have expanded their insurgent activities to areas that were previously peaceful and could be planning attacks in the Middle and Lower Juba regions, the African Union (AU) has warned. 
      
      "Their strategy seems to be to further weaken the TFG [Transitional Federal Government] by destabilising as many areas as possible, fully aware that the government does not, at the moment, have the capacity to deploy significant numbers of troops in all the regions," according to a report by AU Commission Chairman Alpha Konare on 18 January. [Full report at: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=76345] 
      
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