Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea

Europe has been called to action to stop the rise of people dying at sea seeking refuge from countries torn by conflict like Syria, Mali, Libya or insecurity like Somalia.

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Food security in Somalia expected to deteriorate over next 6 months

The food security situation in Somalia is expected to deteriorate over next 6 months, according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA.

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Urging Somali unity, UN envoy deplores 'murderous campaign' being waged by Al-Shabaab

Condemning this morning's attempted attack on Somalia's Parliament, the United Nations envoy to the country has called on all Somalis to unite with the authorities to thwart future attacks and “bring to justice those behind this murderous campaign” of terror that has intensified since the start of Ramadan.

Urgent efforts needed to avert further crises in Somalia, Yemen – UN relief officials

Urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in both Somalia and Yemen, senior United Nations relief officials warned today, as they urged donors to help them step up their response as well as to consolidate the recent gains made in both countries.