Somalia

AU-led peace operations need “predictable and sustainable” financing

“Predictable and sustainable” financing is needed to sustain African Union-led peace operations over the long term, the UN Security Council has heard.

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“Huge positive developments in Somalia” as elections continue

There have been “huge positive developments in Somalia” over the past four years despite the ongoing terrorist threat posed by militants of the Al-Shabaab group, according to the head of UN Police in the country.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia, peacekeeping and tech sector in Africa

“Huge positive developments in Somalia” as elections continue

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Welcoming Kenya’s decision on Dadaab camp, UN urges flexibility on time frames for Somali refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissions on Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a statement today from the Government of Kenya in which it reiterated its continued search for solutions for refugees at the Dadaab camp, where it has been hosting and protecting refugees from Somalia for many years.

Displacement continues amid recurrent clashes in north-central Somalia – UN

Nearly 90,000 people in the city of Gaalkacyo, Somalia, remain displaced due to increased tensions and the recurrent clashes between forces allied to Galmudug on the one hand and Puntland administrations on the other hand according to an update from the UN relief wing.

UN and Africa: focus on UN peacekeeping, post-conflict Liberia and African refugees

Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response

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INTERVIEW: Architecture around Somalia’s electoral process is infinitely more robust than in 2012 – UN envoy

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mandated with many tasks in the east African nation as it continues to make significant strides in its peace process after two decades of lawlessness and conflict.

African refugees in Egypt “forgotten”

A “forgotten population” of refugees from across Africa is living in limbo in Egypt according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Five million suffer from hunger in drought-hit Somalia

More than five million people in Somalia do not have enough to eat and over a million require life-saving aid, the head of the UN food agency in the country has said.

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Lack of “large ransom” delays hostage release by Somali pirates

Lack of a “large ransom” delayed the release of 26 hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years, according to a representative from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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