UN refugee agency launches $48 million appeal for Somalis fleeing violence

Hoping to gain access to more Somalis who have been forced to flee recent violence in their country, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for $48 million to alleviate their plight.

Security Council extends mandate for group tracking Somali arms flows

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution extending by six months the mandate of a group of experts monitoring the flow of arms to and through Somalia.

Fresh fighting forces thousands more to flee homes in Somalia

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that renewed violence has forced 10,000 people to flee Mogadishu over the last week, reversing a trend where those displaced from the conflict-torn Somali capital had been returning.

UN experts urge action to facilitate food aid deliveries to malnourished Somalis

With insecurity, massive displacement and piracy hampering efforts to delivery food aid to Somalis suffering from malnutrition, two independent United Nations experts today urged international action to address the problem.

Somalia: UN agencies urge end to piracy

Piracy off the cost of Somalia is threatening commercial shipping and fishing while impeding the delivery of humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of Somalis, the heads of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said jointly today in an appeal for action to halt the practice.