Somalia

UN in Somalia to review security procedures after Al-Shabaab attack

Security procedures for the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) will be revised after a deadly attack by Al-Shabaab gunmen, according to its Spokesperson.

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Somalia: UN expert urges Government to ramp up efforts in securing human rights legislation

Somalia's Government and the international community must work to strengthen the country's rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy, a United Nations human rights expert urged today.

Somalia: UN Envoy ‘appalled’ by deadly terrorist attacks in Baidoa, calls for political unity

The top United Nations official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has condemned Friday's terrorist attacks in Baidoa that is feared to have killed at least fifteen people with many more wounded, and called for political unity following that country's parliamentary vote of no confidence in its Prime Minister.

UN Envoy to Somalia concerned over violence, urges restraint in Somaliland

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed concern over yesterdays outbreak of violence during preparations for the parliamentary elections in Somaliland.

Somalia: Security Council urges Member States to strengthen efforts against piracy

The United Nations Security Council today reaffirmed its condemnation of all acts of piracy and robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, reiterating its calls for the international community to intensify their efforts in fighting what it said was a threat to the East African country’s stability.

UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another humanitarian crisis as a poor rainy season followed by severe bouts of floods threaten local harvests, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today.

“Immense” challenges faced by Somalia

Somalia is facing “immense” challenges as it emerges from two decades of civil war and recurrent droughts according to the United Nations.

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Somalia: UN condemns second deadly terrorist attack in less than a week

The top United Nations official in Somalia today condemned the latest terrorist attack to hit the African country's capital city of Mogadishu leaving a number of people dead and many more injured.

Young people can ‘open new chapter’ for Somalia, UN Youth envoy says in Mogadishu

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi on a trip to Somalia this week reiterated his unwavering commitment to empowering young people to participate in development and peace processes, calling them the long-troubled country’s “biggest asset”.

Over 1 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, says UN official

More than one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity, according to the latest findings of an assessment of the situation in the Horn of Africa country.

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