This research attempts to highlight the dynamics between the UN and Somali civil society by exploring existing partnerships and challenges that have been encountered on both sides, as well as missed opportunities and potential future collaboration.
The findings show that core issues evolve around the lack of a strategic engagement from the UN, lack of coordination and organised forums on the side of civil society, and poor transparency of focal points and programming on both sides.
(Mogadishu, 8 February 2016): The food security and malnutrition situation in Somalia is alarming, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño and require urgent attention. This is according to the latest food security and nutrition assessment for Somalia, which was released today in Mogadishu by the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) in collaboration with Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The situation is critical and could get worse.
(Mogadishu, 19 January 2016) - The humanitarian community in Somalia today launched a prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2016 in Mogadishu calling on the international community to ensure predictable and timely funding. The new plan is seeking USD $885 million to reach 3.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance by the end of 2016.
(Mogadishu, 9 October 2015): Aid agencies are ramping up efforts to mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon in Somalia between October and December. More than 600,000 people in southern and central Somalia and in Puntland are likely to be affected by flooding, which may result in disease and deterioration in the food security and nutritional situations. In Somaliland, the El Niño could further exacerbate drought conditions in some coastal areas.
A stable, prosperous and democratic country is a top priority for the wider Somali national interests and international community. Working within the ‘Somali Compact’ and the ‘New Deal Initiative’, this paper outlines how to help the state to deliver better quality health services to more of those who need them the most.