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In June 2021 Somalia was estimated to have a population of 16.35 million people, of whom 46% now live in cities. The urban population is predicted to triple by 2050. Somalia, which is 627 340 km2 in extent is situated on the Horn of Africa. It has the longest coastline of any country on the continent. It shares borders with Kenya in the south, Ethiopia in the west and Djibouti in the north-west. Maritime borders are shared with Yemen.
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‘There’s no future in this IDP camp’: Why Somalia’s crisis needs a rethink

17 August 2023

War and drought is emptying Somalia’s countryside, creating a surge in urbanisation and cementing a permanent demographic shift that will have far-reaching implications for the country’s future recovery, say aid and development experts.  

Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price

200,000 at risk of starvation as drought ravages Somalia: UN

28 September 2022

The United Nations has warned that the Horn of Africa nation is on the brink of famine for the second time in just over a decade, with 200,000 people in danger of starvation.

Drought, Somaliland,photo by UNDP

Drought and hunger in Somalia, Ethiopia and region: What to know

7 September 2022

Millions of people are facing food insecurity.  Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could be experiencing their worst drought in 40 years this October-December with drier-than-average conditions predicted.



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Does strengthening land governance align with fair climate transitions?

11 July 2023

Communities in developing countries are increasingly exposed to the effects of climate change. Although they contribute little to greenhouse gas emissions, many communities are at the forefront of climate change and the associated extreme events. They are faced with events that undermine their food…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…

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