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UN seeks 186 mln USD to help Somalis affected by COVID-19

MOGADISHU, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The UN humanitarian agencies are seeking 186.2 million U.S. dollars to meet the immediate health and humanitarian needs of people affected by COVID-19 in Somalia.


Ship owners struggle to bring home crews amid coronavirus chaos

LONDON (Reuters) - Shipping companies are still struggling to get hundreds of thousands of crew members back home after many months at sea despite pledges by countries to ease transit restrictions for seafarers, industry officials say.


Some 37,000 people affected by flash floods in Somalia

MOGADISHU, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Flash floods caused by heavy rains have affected about 37,000 people in Somalia, causing a humanitarian crisis in the regions affected, the Somalia's Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday.


South Sudan, FAO launch project to tackle animal disease

JUBA, July 21 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday launched a three-year project aiming at enhancing the livestock sector by addressing animal disease in the East African country.


Nepal to resume domestic, int'l flights from August 17

KATHMANDU, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The Nepali government on Monday decided to resume operation of both domestic and international flights starting from August 17, nearly four months after their suspension, a cabinet minister said.


Land ahoy: Shore leave at last for Danish sailors stranded by pandemic

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will allow merchant sailors stranded on the high seas since the outbreak of the coronavirus to come ashore and be reunited with their friends and families, the Business Ministry said on Monday.