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Diaspora Coordination Meeting: Flood Response in Somalia

DEMAC, IOM, and GSD are hosting bi-weekly coordination meetings for diaspora responding to needs following the Deyr rainy season floods in Somalia. Meetings focus on recovery of the floods as well as longer term needs and priorities as identified by the coordination group. The next coordination meeting for Somali diaspora will take place on Saturday, February 24th, at 18.00 CET.

When: February 24th, 09:00-11:00 (Los Angeles), 12:00-14:00 (New York), 17:00-19:00 (London), 18:00-20:00(Brussels), 20:00-22:00 (Nairobi).

Where: Zoom

The agenda for the upcoming meeting includes:
  • Flood and post flood updates
  • Presentation on an online mapping service tailored for Somali diaspora organisations
  • Presentation and Q&A session on the Somalia 2024 Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan (HNRP)
  • Flood response and recovery updates from diaspora organisations
  • Next steps
Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you have feedback on topics that you would like to discuss at the next meeting.

Some key updates from the previous coordination meeting are listed below:

  • There were updates on Lower Shabelle's flood response, AWD outbreak, and the 2024 HNRP.
  • During a peer-to-peer presentation Pakistani diaspora guests  shared successful small-scale flood efforts in Pakistan, emphasizing transparency, coordination, and community participation.
  • Diaspora organisations presented ongoing projects in education, resilience, livelihood, and mental health recovery.

Share your coordination ideas and humanitarian response

To ensure your activities are broadly shared and recognized, we want to gather more information about your humanitarian efforts in response to the flood. You can enter your information here. You can also call or whatsapp Dharbaxo (+4525125089) to share information about how you have been responding to the floods or with ideas to support those affected in the recovery process.

The information you share will:

- Contribute to data, case studies, and snapshots about diaspora humanitarian responses in Somalia to showcase and advocate for funding to diaspora and local actors in Somalia
- Be included in a diaspora response map for the floods in Somalia
- Potentially be featured on our websites and social media

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DEMAC is a global initiative aiming at enhancing mutual knowledge and coordination, communication and coherence between diaspora humanitarian actors and the institutional humanitarian system.

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