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SOMALIA / FOOD SECURITY

A new United Nations report revealed that roughly 731,000 people in Somalia face acute food insecurity. A further 2.3 million people risk sliding into acute food insecurity in 2015. UNSOM

30 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Somalia ratified today the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an important step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation. The CRC was adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including Somalia. As of today, only two countries [...]

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / IGAD MEETING

Somalia has hosted the 53rd Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers meeting which ended with a pledge for continued support to the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to fulfil the State Building Goals specified under Vision 2016. UNSOM

12 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

One hundred Somali women —   dressed in Orange as part of the worldwide Unite to End Violence Against Women —  met in Mogadishu   to organize the local struggle to protect women. UNSOM

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SOUTH WEST ADMINISTRATION

Top United Nations envoy for Somalia welcomed the inauguration of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan as the leader of the newly formed Interim South West Administration (ISWA), calling it "a big step forward in the federation of the country." UNSOM

4 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

In Mogadishu, Somalia‟s capital, dozens of persons with disabilities today gathered at the popular Hilaac UK Restaurant to mark the International Day OF Persons with Disabilities and discuss the challenges they face in everyday life. The event was organised by the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), an umbrella group that advocates for the rights of disabled [...]

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HIV INFECTIONS

After new figures showed an increase in new HIV infections, Somalia marked World AIDS Day by bringing together people of all walks of life for voluntary testing. UNSOM  

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PEACEBUILDING

Speaking at a high level meeting in Mogadishu, the Somalia's president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said the country "must be allowed to lead its own transformation in a manner that's compatible to its own circumstances." The meeting reviewed progress made in peacebuilding and the development of Somalia as a Federal Republic, as well as the financial [...]

11 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HUMAN RIGHTS

Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM) have organized a five-day nationwide consultation workshop on the Post-Transition Human Rights Roadmap for Somalia which ended with a pledge from the government to work towards improving the human rights situation in the country.  UNSOM

10 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FLOODS BELETWEYNE

An estimated 21,000 people have been displaced by floods in Beletweyne, in the Hiran region, South-central of Somalia. Seasonal torrential rains experienced in the region for the last two weeks have seen River Shebelle break its banks, leaving hundreds of families displaced and in need of urgent assistance. AMISOM

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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