Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Commissioner Smail Chergui Meets with the African Union and United Nations Special Envoys on the African Union Mission in Somalia Funding Consultations

The Commissioner for Peace and Security briefed the Special Envoys on challenges facing the mission and some of the efforts that have been undertaken to secure predictable, sustainable and flexible funding

The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui, met with the AU and the UN Special Envoys on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) funding consultations, respectively Mr. Ramtane Lamamra and Mr. Jean-Marie Guéhenno. The Commissioner for Peace and Security briefed the Special Envoys on…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Somalia: US$1.6 billion urgently needed to save and protect 5.4 million lives from unprecedented drought

Food security needs have nearly doubled the fiveyear average, with an estimated 2,444,000 people in crisis and 866,000 in emergency

The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million Somalis, was launched today by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq. In his remarks, De Clercq said: “Working together with the Somali authorities and with historical levels of support…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP (Internally displaced persons) settlement evictions in Mogadishu, Somalia

The forced evictions have impacted more than 3000 school children

The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today. More than 4000 families lost their property and many lost their livelihoods, during…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Food security needs are nearly double the five-year average, with an estimated 2,444,000 people in Crisis (IPC Phase3) and 866,000 in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) throughout Somalia

What: Launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan Who: 1) Peter de Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia          2) Representative of Federal Government of Somalia  When: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, from 10:00 to 11:30AM Where: Mogadishu, MIA AMISOM VIP conference room;        …

Source: Institute for Security Studies (ISS) |

African Union Mission in Somalia's (AMISOM) future in Somalia

This View on Africa briefing is presented by Omar S Mahmood, Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) began withdrawing some of its troops, as part of a reformulated exit strategy, in December 2017. The mission has faced uncertainty regarding both its future and funding ever since the European Union capped troop allowance stipends two years ago. This decision widened a…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Somalia: UN voices deep concern at reported destruction of housing for displaced persons

On 29 and 30 December, over 23 IDP settlements, housing over 4,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) households, were destroyed

A senior United Nations official in Somalia expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu. “I am deeply saddened to learn of evictions, without prior notice, of internally displaced persons, in Banadir region,” Peter de…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia deeply concerned about large-scale destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu

On 29 and 30 December, over 23 IDP settlements, housing over 4,000 IDP households, were destroyed

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr Peter de Clercq, has expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements, along with humanitarian infrastructure, in K13, Kahda District of Banadir, Mogadishu.  “I am deeply saddened to learn…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Canada announces additional funding to respond to multiple food crises in sub-Saharan Africa

$19.8 million in additional funding to address extreme levels of food insecurity in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of millions of vulnerable people across sub-Saharan Africa, including women and children suffering from a lack of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their daily needs —the result of severe drought and conflict. On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Government of Italy grants United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Somalia three million Euros for the reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia

The funding from Italy is fundamental in contributing to Somalia’s social and human development, particularly in the National Development Plan (NDP) areas of health, youth, gender and resilience capacity building

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is making a contribution of 3 million Euros towards the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s new Country Programme for Somalia over the period 2017-2020. In partnership with UNFPA, this generous contribution…