I. Executive SummaryThis document supersedes previous country guidance published by UNHCR on Somalia, including, most recently, the May 2016 UNHCR Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia (Update I).1 It is issued against a
Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia may be in for a longer spell of food shortages following a fifth straight year of drought in their driest regions.
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HR/VP Blog Post – For decades, Somalia has suffered from being a “failed state” and the current drought is making things worse. The EU is providing economic and humanitarian support to the country while our crisis management missions are helping to stabilise the security situation in a region that is of critical importance for Europe’s security. During my recent visit, I could see first-hand how our operations make a key contribution to maritime and wider security.
Martin Griffiths, a United Nations official, told journalists on Monday that “famine is at the door” in Somalia, following his visit to the worst affected regions in the country. Griffiths, who serves as the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, expressed he was “shocked to his core” by the immense pain and suffering witnessed during his time in Baidoa and Banadir.
Al-Shabaab terrorist group has been carrying out attacks in Somalia for more than a decade
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are facing food shortages due to the worst drought in 40 years and rising global food costs.
World is ‘in last minute of the 11th hour to save lives’, says aid chief, amid fears that crisis is worse than 2010 famine, when 250,000 died
* Unmanned aerial systems are the new weapon terrorists are using for attacks in Somalia.* The UN vows to capacitate Kenya to fight the high-tech war terrorists have waged.* Kenya is a critical partner in the anti-terror war that the US should continue to work with, says Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis.
RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center on Monday inaugurated the second phase of an emergency relief intervention for Somalia to help reduce the effects of drought and famine. Royal Court adviser and KSrelief general supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah made the announcement.