UN envoy calls for constructive internal dialogue on future of Somalia

The United Nations envoy for Somalia today urged the country’s leaders to engage in dialogue that will lead to peace, national unity and stability in the troubled Horn of Africa nation, as a UN-backed consultative meeting to prepare for a new political dispensation opened in Kenya.

Latest fighting in Somalia displaces 33,000 people, UN agency says

Fighting in southern and central Somalia between Government forces and Al-Shabaab militants has displaced about 33,000 people in the past six weeks, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UN officials voice concern over poor camp conditions for Somali refugees in Kenya

The heads of three United Nations agencies today expressed deep concern over the living conditions for more than 314,000 Somali refugees during a visit to three camps in Dadaab in eastern Kenya.

UN envoy urges Somali leaders to attend upcoming meeting on ending transition

The United Nations envoy for Somalia today urged all of the country’s leaders to participate in an upcoming conference on the transition process, following reports that members of the interim Government have decided to boycott the event.