Somalia

UN envoy tells Somali refugees in Kenya ‘things are gradually getting better’ back home

Meeting residents of the world’s largest camp for Somali refugees ­– sprawling Dadaab, located in north-eastern Kenya ­­– the top United Nations official for Somalia expressed his solidarity with their situation and highlighted the gradual progress made in their home country.

UN and Africa: Somalia’s life-saving volunteer ambulance service

Welcome to our latest UN and Africa podcast, from UN News.

Before the arrival of the Aamin Free Ambulance Service in Somalia’s capital twelve years ago, victims of car crashes or terror attacks, were taken to hospital in wheelbarrows.

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Security Council condemns terrorist attack against African Union mission in Somalia

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on 1 April perpetrated by the Al-Shabaab group against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union mission in Somalia.

News in Brief 21 March 2018

  • No justification for deadly Afghanistan bombing: UNAMA chief
  • UN agriculture agency (FAO) appeals for $236 million to support drought-affected cattle farmers in Somalia
  • FAO urges investment in urban forests
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Somalia: Poor rains forecast puts food security, livelihoods at risk, warns UN agency

Below-average rains forecast for Somalia could lead to devastating cattle losses and intensify malnutrition in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations food security agency has warned.

London conference puts Somalia humanitarian needs in spotlight

The global spotlight needs to remain on Somalia as it recovers from protracted drought followed by successive failed rains, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Peter de Clercq.

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London conference aims to keep focus on Somalia humanitarian needs

Helping communities to improve resilience is critical in Somalia, which suffered a drought in 2015 that has displaced some two million people.

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News in Brief 05 March 2018

  • WFP: Arrival of aid convoy in besieged Syrian enclave “a drop in an ocean of needs”
  • UN nuclear agency chief warns against failure of Iran deal
  • Un -supported London conference to keep focus on Somalia humanitarian needs
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UN chief condemns Mogadishu attacks, reiterates support in fight against terrorism

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the 23 February attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, which claimed the lives of many civilians and injured numerous others.

‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis is far from over.