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12 Jul 2013 description


On 19 June, Al Shabaab carried out a deadly assault on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu, killing one international staff member, three contractors and four Somali security guards. Several Somali civilians were also killed and wounded in the attack. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay condemned the attack and reiterated the UN's commitment and resolve to keep up its support to the Somali government and people

17 Jul 2012 description

Puntland is situated in the north east of Somalia, its administrative capital is Garowe. In the past, conflict, drought, tsunami, freezing rains and migration of people paralyzed most of the region's infrastructure and economic resources. While the security situation is fairly stable, Puntland remains critical; financial resources are limited, food security is a major concern and the vulnerable population is growing.

31 Jan 2012 description


  • While the famine situation has eased, approximately 2.34 million people (31%of the population) still need life-saving assistance in Somalia, according to FSNAU report of 3 February 2012.

  • 1.7 million people (73 % of people in crisis) are in southern Somalia. They need food, clean water, shelter, and other assistance to survive.

09 Sep 2011 description

In Somalia, the situation is deteriorating with famine declared in six regions and threatening to expand throughout the south. Rates of malnutrition and mortality are increasing, and communicable diseases continue to spread.

06 Sep 2011 description

Over 4.0 million people are still affected by drought and famine in Somalia with a quarter of the nation’s people displaced by the crisis.

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02 Sep 2011 description

Over 3.7 million people are still affected by drought and famine in Somalia with a quarter of the nation’s people displaced by the crisis.

15 Jul 2011 description

Food insecurity remains at emergency levels across parts of the Horn of Africa, with Southern Somalia the most affected. Humanitarian organizations are struggling to cope with the influx of Somali refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya. Malnutrition and mortality rates are alarmingly high in many parts of the region.

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24 Jun 2011 description

Over the past year, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons, resulting in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones. The impacts of the drought have been exacerbated by high local cereal prices, excess livestock mortality, conflict and restricted humanitarian access in some areas