Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight piracy in Somalia

The Security Council renewed its call today for tougher anti-piracy measures in Somalia and the wider region, urging all countries to adopt laws and cooperate with international organizations to accelerate the prosecution and punishment of piracy.

Somalis fleeing insecurity at home find more insecurity in Yemeni ‘haven’ – UN

Some of the nearly 200,000 Somalis who have sought refuge in Yemen from violence and famine in their own country are now considering going back home due to worsening security in the Arabian Peninsula nation, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Somalia has best chance for peace in years, says UN envoy

Somalis currently have a rare opportunity to advance peace in their country and establish a fully functioning government, says the United Nations envoy to the Horn of Africa nation.

UN expert calls for added protection of civilians after suicide attack in Somalia

A United Nations independent expert on human rights called today on the international community to deploy a supplementary force to protect Somali civilians after yesterday’s deadly suicide bombing in Mogadishu that left at least 65 people dead and more than 150 others injured.