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

Support for Development and Humanitarian Activities Highlighted in United Nations Special Representative’s Visit to Hargeisa

The situation in the Laascaanood-Sool region – where conflict flared up last year, resulting in the loss of lives and displacement of thousands of people – was also discussed

Continuing her farewell meetings, United Nations Special Representative Catriona Laing today visited Hargeisa where she met Somaliland’s leadership and discussed the world body’s support for development and humanitarian efforts. “We had a very good discussion, and the President talked to me about the development plan, which sets out his economic…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Afentra Expands Presence in Africa, Joins African Energy Week (AEW) Invest in African Energy 2024

Executives from Afentra will share insights on the evolving role of independents in Africa’s burgeoning oil and gas sector at AEW: Invest in African Energy 2024

A delegation from Africa-focused oil and gas upstream company Afentra has joined the African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy 2024 conference – Africa’s premier event for the energy sector – scheduled for November 4 – 8 in Cape Town. The delegation will be led by a team of…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission calls for mutual respect between Ethiopia and Somalia

He stresses the imperative to respect unity, territorial integrity and full sovereignty of all African Union member states including Federal Republic of Somalia and Federal Democratic republic of Ethiopia

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, has been closely following the tension resulting from signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Ethiopia and the region of Somalia (Somaliland). The Chairperson calls for calm and mutual respect to de-escalate the simmering tension between the…

Source: EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) |

EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP) supporting maritime nature protection in Somaliland

The aim is to create a policy that can be used by the local authorities to secure that the waters and coasts in the region are used in a sustainable way

The coastal waters in the region are abundant in fish and coral reef. Mangrove forests stretch along parts of the coast providing shelter and feeding ground for marine animals. The marine resources have the potential to bring prosperity to the population and could serve as an alternative to traditional activities…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA's) Seed and Fertilizer Support to the Farmers in Somaliland

With the project put into practice in 2021, motor pumps and agricultural equipment were provided to farmers

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided seed and fertilizer support to the farmers in Somaliland. Carried out with the cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Somaliland and TİKA, in the scope of the Agricultural Development and Fight Against Drought Project, seed and chemical fertilizer (Sorghum, corn, pea seeds)…

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

Dialogue and Development among Topics Discussed on United Nations Special Representative’s Visit to Hargeisa

In the UN Special Representative’s meeting with President Bihi and some of his ministers, political matters featured prominently

Somalia-Somaliland dialogue, the conflict in Laascaanood, economic development and human rights were among the topics covered in a top United Nations official’s recent visit to Hargeisa – in addition to local progress and development.  “It’s a great pleasure to be back in Hargeisa. I first came here in 1993 when…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Funding gap hampers response to critical needs of Somali refugees in Ethiopia

An estimated 100,000 people have fled ongoing conflict and violence in their homes in Laascaanood, a once bustling city in the Somaliland area of Somalia

Ethiopia is facing multiple emergencies amid critical levels of underfunding. With new and ongoing displacements and suffering caused by ravaging droughts, the East African country is struggling to keep up with the ever-growing needs of displaced people across the country. Two months since the launch of an interagency refugee response appeal to…

Source: UNFPA Somalia |

From Refugee Holding Ground to Youth Empowerment Hub: The Inspiring Transformation of HIRAAL Youth Center

The center caters to young people aged 14 to 35, both male and female, whether they are in school or out of school, disabled, internally displaced, or from underserved youth groups

HIRAAL Youth Center, located in Hargeisa, Somaliland, was once a sanctuary for those who had nowhere else to turn. Today, it stands as a symbol of hope and opportunity for the youth. Thanks to the support from UNFPA, the EU, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this center has undergone a…

Source: Amnesty International |

Somaliland: Urgent investigation needed as fighting takes heavy toll on civilians in Las Anod

Humanitarian groups reported that between 154,000 to 203,000 people were displaced to neighboring towns and villages, while some crossed the border to Ethiopia

More than 100 people have been killed and over 600 injured including dozens of civilians amid fighting between Somaliland security forces and armed fighters affiliated with the Dhulbahante clan in Las Anod, Amnesty International said today, as it shares findings that Somaliland security forces indiscriminately shelled the town, damaging hospitals,…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Bank-funded water and sanitation project improving livelihood in Somaliland

The project had a capacity-building component comprising establishing and training 27 community water management and 23 community sanitation and hygiene promotion committees

On March 22 as the global community marked World Water Day, residents of a small town in Somaliland also had reason to celebrate. With a population of about 24,500, Arabsiyo is about 35 km west of the capital, Hargeisa. The town previously had 75% of its inhabitants relying on unsafe…