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African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) newly deployed senior military officers inducted

The mandatory induction is designed to educate the officers on the Mission’s code of conduct and the operational environment among others

Fifteen newly deployed military staff officers for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have concluded a week-long induction on the range of Mission Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). At the opening ceremony on Monday, the Acting ATMIS Force Commander, Brig. Gen. Peter Omola, briefed the officers on the status…

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Somali clerics denounce religious extremism and commend the government on the offensive against terror groups

The clerics issued the edict on Thursday in the capital, Mogadishu, after four days of deliberating on religious extremism

Over 300 Islamic clerics from Somalia and the diaspora have issued a fatwa denouncing religious extremism in all its forms and urged the public to support the ongoing Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)–led offensive against Al-Shabaab and other terror groups. The clerics issued the edict on Thursday in the capital,…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes major donation of €65.5 million from the European Union in Eastern and Southern Africa to address the unprecedented global food crisis in eleven countries

Targeting eleven countries, the contribution allows WFP to provide life-saving assistance at a time when humanitarian needs continue to soar

An essential and timely contribution of €65.5 million from the European Union, received through its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), has been immediately put to work by WFP to address the unprecedented needs caused by the global effects of the war in Ukraine, climate shocks, conflict, and economic pressures. The special…

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Kauko Aaltomaa took up his duties as Head of Mission of the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia

EUCAP Somalia is a civilian crisis management mission under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

On 9 January, Director General Kauko Aaltomaa, who is on leave of absence from the Police Department of the Ministry of the Interior, took up his duties as Head of Mission of the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia). EUCAP Somalia is a civilian crisis management mission under…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Qatar: Prime Minister Sends Written Message to Somali Prime Minister

HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia Dr. Abdullah bin Salem Al Nuaimi handed over the message during a meeting on Wednesday with HE the Somali Prime Minister

HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani sent a written message to HE Prime Minister of the sisterly Federal Republic of Somalia Hamza Abdi Barre, pertaining to bilateral relations and ways to enhance and develop them. HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

The Administrator announced $5 million in USAID support to stabilization efforts that will help deliver urgently needed services to communities that have risen up against al-Shabaab

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings: On January 24, Administrator Samantha Power met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. They discussed the humanitarian situation in Somalia, advancing climate adaptation, and supporting the Federal Government of Somalia’s unprecedented efforts to diminish al-Shabaab’s corrosive influence across the country. The Administrator…

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The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) hands over Maslah Forward Operating Base to the Federal Government of Somalia with support from United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)

Ambassador Souef emphasized the key role the FOB has played in securing the capital, Mogadishu, and facilitating the Mission’s military operations

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has officially handed over Maslah Forward Operating Base (FOB) to the Federal Government of Somalia, ceding control of the facility it had occupied since 2012. The handover of the FOB was supported by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The…

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) thanks Japan for its generous and timely contribution to enhance protection and solutions to vulnerable communities in Somalia

The recurrent and often prolonged climate-induced shocks have decimated livelihood opportunities and are driving widespread displacement

The Government of Japan has stepped up its support to refugees and displaced families in Somalia with a contribution of USD 3,086,398 to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Somalia. Somalia continues to struggle with the most severe drought in its recent history –…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Turkey: Press Release Regarding the Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Türkiye will continue to stand by Somalia in its fight against terrorism

We are deeply saddened to learn that many soldiers lost their lives and were injured in the terrorist attack that took place today (20 January) against the military bases in the Galgadud region of Somalia. Some of the wounded are under treatment at the Mogadishu Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Training and…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

International Partners Welcome State-Building Efforts and Call for Continued Progress

We welcome the renewed focus on the constitutional review process, federal resource-and power-sharing, and reconciliation, all of which are crucial to ensuring Somalia’s long-term stability

International partners* welcome efforts by Somalia’s leaders to advance priorities on peacebuilding and state-building, including through the regular meetings of the National Consultative Council. In particular, we welcome the renewed focus on the constitutional review process, federal resource-and power-sharing, and reconciliation, all of which are crucial to ensuring Somalia’s long-term…