Tsunami-affected Somalis to receive shelter worth $1.3 million

Several United Nations agencies are collaborating in building hundreds of houses for 2,400 people who lost their homes in north-eastern Somalia during last December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) said today.

Somalia: UN Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire and stabilization

Expressing concern that "recent disagreements and increased tensions" threaten the viability of Transitional Federal Institutions being relocated to Somalia from Kenya, the United Nations Security Council today urged the Somali leadership to reduce tensions and conclude a comprehensive and verifiable ceasefire agreement leading to final disarmament.