Source: UN Habitat |

UN-Habitat Training to Enhance Service Delivery in Somaliland

The five-day training to 97 mayors and deputy mayors were delivered under the Joint Programme on Local Governance and decentralization (JPLG) in partnership with Somaliland’s Ministry of Interior

As part of its mandate to deliver capacity building to local officials to enhance delivery of equitable social services, UN-Habitat and partners this month provided training for dozens of local officials. The five-day training to 97 mayors and deputy mayors were delivered under the Joint Programme on Local Governance and…

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SPARK Supports Somalia/Somaliland Economy to Recover from COVID-19

The ‘Tadamon’ programme contributes to the immediate and medium-term efforts to combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the Somalia/Somaliland economy

Somalis have experienced years of struggle, climate shocks and disease outbreaks in recent years. COVID-19 has worsened the situation as well, with up to 20 percent of Somalia/Somaliland’s population expected to suffer from direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic. According to officials, There is widespread unemployment in Somalia/Somaliland with…

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In Somalia and Somaliland, drought is worsening multiple health crises

Responding to massive displacement, malnutrition, measles, and other challenges

People living in Somalia and Somaliland are facing one of the worst droughts in decades after four consecutive poor rainy seasons. Failing crops and rising food prices, combined with ongoing insecurity and a massive invasion of locusts that swept across the Horn of Africa, have forced hundreds of thousands of…

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

On a Drought Assessment Visit to Somaliland, Deputy UN Envoy Highlights the Need for Support to Drought-Hit Communities

Mr. Abdelmoula toured the drought-affected area of Cunaqabad, outside Hargeisa, where he witnessed the effects of the ongoing drought and interacted with displaced families in vulnerable conditions

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Adam Abdelmoula, visited Somaliland to assess the drought situation. He highlighted the need for urgent humanitarian support to drought-affected communities in the area. During the two-day visit, Mr. Abdelmoula toured the drought-affected area of Cunaqabad, outside…

Source: Government of UK |

Statement on Somaliland’s democratisation process

Somaliland international partners visited Hargeisa to discuss the next steps and timelines for Somaliland’s elections

Following the successful Somaliland combined local and parliamentary elections last year, international partners supporting Somaliland’s democratisation process visited Hargeisa from 24 to 27 January to discuss the next steps and timelines for Somaliland’s elections and democratisation with stakeholders. We encourage Somaliland’s political leaders to clarify the way forward for the…

Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

In Mogadishu, AMISOM and Somali Police provide security for election of Somaliland MPs

AMISOM Election Security Advisor for Banadir Region, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abas Sharif Kamara said the process had proceeded and concluded without hinderance or disturbance

The Somali Police Force (SPF), in collaboration with African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Police, on Tuesday ensured the successful holding of elections for members of parliament from Somaliland.  AMISOM is part of the National Elections Security Taskforce, which is the highest security organ tasked with securing Somalia’s ongoing national…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Overcoming impacts of desert locusts drought and displacement through climate-smart agriculture practices and tools in Somaliland

Drought and desert locusts are a major threat, because it keeps happening, and there will be no farms left

FAO's desert locust response programme is supporting rural farming households to address acute food insecurity in rural areas while contributing to mitigate further displacement. Forty-three-year-old Hibo Hussein lives in Quljeed village, Borama District, and relies on rainfed farming to sustain herself and her family. Hibo grows corn, maize and various…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

TİKA Supports Agricultural Production in Somaliland

The project aims to make agricultural training accessible to a larger group of people in Somaliland

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built two training greenhouses with irrigation systems and provided the necessary equipment and consumables for the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland. The opening ceremony of the greenhouses was attended by Mohamed Haji Osman Jama, Minister of Agriculture of Somaliland;…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

EU and FAO handover a new Water and Land Information Management Centre to Government of Somalia in Puntland

The Centre will provide valuable data to help inform policy, programmes and development in the country

On 6 December 2021, the European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially handed over the new Information Management Centre (IMC) to the Government of Somalia. The launch is part of ongoing joint efforts by FAO in conjunction with the Government to enhance technical and operational…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Water Pool Project for Somaliland Villages by TİKA

With the project, 800 households living in villages are expected to continue their agriculture and livestock activities

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built water pools in Somaliland, which is facing the danger of famine because it is one of the regions that receive the least rainfall in the African continent. TİKA implemented water pools project in Somaliland, which is suffering from drought, especially in agriculture and…