Somalia

Avoid ‘risky winner-take-all tactics’ in Somalia, UN Security Council hears

Increased “brinkmanship, pressure tactics, and tests of strength” are threatening progress in Somalia, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Monday, warning that they must be resolved “through dialogue and compromise”. 

‘Exercise restraint and calm’, UN chief urges after violent outbreak in Somalia 

The UN chief expressed grave concern on Friday over an outbreak of violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. 

‘Triple threat’ adds to long-standing crises menacing food security in Somalia – FAO

Poor rainfall, flooding and desert locusts are contributing to extreme food insecurity in Somalia, threating 2.6 million people, the UN agriculture agency said in a new analysis released on Wednesday.
 

UN, African Union urge Somali leaders to resume talks to overcome political impasse

The United Nations Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission called on Somali leaders, on Tuesday, to resume dialogue to resolve outstanding differences concerning elections in the country. 

News in Brief 5 February 2021

  • UN agencies in plea for access to help stranded people in Ethiopia’s Tigray
  • COVID-19 ‘to contribute to two million additional cases’ of FGM over 10 years 
  • In Somalia, risks of Desert Locust crop damage remain ‘high and alarming’ 
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UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Somalia

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on a hotel near the international airport in capital Mogadishu that left at least five people dead and dozens more wounded.