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Statement attributable to the acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Sikander Khan [EN/SOM]

(Mogadishu/Nairobi, 27 March 2014): I am deeply concerned that over 10 people were injured, including at least six children, and others were exposed to severe danger due to mortar shelling affecting several densely populated civilian areas in Mogadishu. This attack is a clear violation of international humanitarian law that prohibits indiscriminate attacks as occurred in the night of 25 March.

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Statement from the UN Humanitarian Coordinator: As Somalia’s fragile improvements continue, HC cautions against complacency

(Mogadishu, 4 February 2014) — Commenting on the latest results of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit twice annual assessment and forecast of the food and nutrition situation in Somalia the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Mr.

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Global Humanitarian Response for 2014 launched today Somalia appeal seeks US$928 million for 3.2 million Somalis in need

(Mogadishu, 16 December 2013) – The Global Humanitarian Response for 2014, launched today by Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, seeks $13 billion to support millions of people in crisis zones worldwide, including Somalia. In Somalia, there are some 3.18 million people affected by the protracted crisis, with $927.5 million needed in assistance in 2014.

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A day to recognize humanitarians’ dedication to the Somali people: World Humanitarian Day falls exactly two months after attack on UN compound

Mogadishu (19 August 2013) – World Humanitarian Day is marked each year on 19 August. The United Nations General Assembly designated the day to acknowledge humanitarians’ unwavering dedication and aid workers who lost their lives while working to help people in need. “This year, World Humanitarian Day falls exactly two months after the deadly attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu. We remember our colleagues and friends who were killed in that horrific attack. They are all deeply missed,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini.

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Central Emergency Response Fund allocates Somalia $20 million to support vital humanitarian aid

Despite improvements in overall food security, livelihoods and nutrition situation, 1 million Somalis, including 215,000 children, remain in crisis and need urgent life-saving interventions.

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