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UN Highlights Need for Perseverance and Collaboration on Mine Action Day

In 2019, there were 1,140 civilian casualties due to Improvised Explosive Devices (IED); in 2020 that number dropped to 454

Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations in Somalia highlighted this year’s theme of ‘Perseverance, Partnership, Progress’ in working to eliminate the threat of explosive hazards to Somalis. “While the country is improving in preventing explosive hazards, we must continue to work together…

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UN Envoy to Somalia Condemns Attacks In Lower Shabelle

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attacks

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, condemned yesterday’s attacks against the Somali National Army bases in Barire and Awdhegle towns in Lower Shabelle region. “We strongly condemn these attacks that targeted Somali forces. This is a vivid reminder of the sacrifices being made by Somali…

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International Partners Call for Somali Leaders to Reach Agreement

Urge them to convene quickly and to show leadership by building on the Baidoa Technical Committee proposals of 16 February 2021

International partners* welcome the arrival of participants for the summit of the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member State leaders, to be held in the protected area of Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport, and announced to begin on 22 March 2021. We urge them to convene quickly and to…

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United Nations in Somalia condemns attack on Mogadishu hotel

Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Hotel Afrik in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon

The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Hotel Afrik which left many people dead or injured. “We are appalled by this reprehensible and senseless attack on a venue frequented by innocent civilians, and condemn it in the strongest terms,” the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia,…

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UN Delegation visits South West State to discuss support and collaboration in 2021

The UN envoy noted that the opening up of airspace to enable unhindered humanitarian support to vulnerable populations remains a key concern

A delegation of United Nations officials visited Somalia’s South West State to discuss ways in which the world body can assist the Federal Member State in a range of areas in 2021. “It’s the first of our visits to the Federal Member States in the new year, and we have…

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Coronavirus - Somalia: On World Refugee Day, UN calls for continued efforts to help refugees and displaced people in Somalia

World Refugee Day comes at a time of a triple threat for Somalia – in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is dealing with effects of desert locusts and flooding

Marking World Refugee Day, the United Nations in Somalia today called for continued efforts to alleviate the plight of refugees and displaced persons in Somalia. Despite significant efforts by the Somali authorities, there are still at least 2.6 million Somalis who are internally displaced, and the country hosts more than…

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Coronavirus: Somalia’s COVID-19 Response: More needed for persons with disabilities during pandemic

In Somalia, it is estimated that some 15-20 per cent of population – around 1.5 million people – are living with some form of disability

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had tremendous impact on all areas of Somali society, with no group left unaffected. But for one group in particular, the impact of the virus takes a higher toll: persons with disabilities. Some civil society groups are trying to change that. “You can understand…

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Coronavirus: Somalia's COVID-19 response: a shift to online learning in Somali higher education

The shift is a major change from a dozen years ago when such connectivity was impossible and conflict between militias made attending class a potentially lethal experience

Nowadays, the much-admired gardens and once-full classrooms at the campus of Plasma University in Mogadishu are empty. Like the rest of Somalia’s higher education institutions, the university – with more than four thousand students and one hundred and seventy (170) people on the teaching faculties – is now off-limits in…

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Somalia, UN seek humanitarian aid to avert food insecurity

The assessment notes that up to 1.3 million people in Somalia face acute food security and require urgent humanitarian assistance

Somalia's federal authorities and the United Nations (UN) are calling for urgent humanitarian assistance to avert an acute food insecurity situation that could threaten millions of people. The call was made during the launch of the post-Deyr (October - December) seasonal Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Somalia on Monday.…

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UN official visits Hargeisa, calls for durable solutions for displacement

Mr. Abdelmoula assured the Naasa Hablod residents that he would do everything in his power to make their voices heard

To reach the Naasa Hablod camp, one must walk on a rough and narrow path, trimmed with thick layers of cactus bushes. The camp of 521 households sits on the edges of the city of Hargeisa and is home to 3,096 internally displaced persons (IDPs). Sixty-five percent of the residents…