International Organization based in Somalia

UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA (UNSOM) For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE 01/2013 NEW UN ENVOY ARRIVES IN MOGADISHU TO SUPPORT SOMALI PEACE AND STABILITY Mogadishu, 03 June 2013 – The new Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, arrived in Somalia today to assume his duties as head of the new UN political mission, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

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20 Jun 2017 description

Mogadishu, 19 June 2017 - Somalis today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict with a call for the swift enactment of the Sexual Offences Bill that was recently tabled in the federal parliament.

The appeal was made at an event organized in Mogadishu to raise awareness about sexual violence and discuss ways of reducing its incidence, which is on the rise in some parts of Somalia.

19 Jun 2017 description

Mogadishu - When Nura Ahmed (not her real name) abandoned her home in Wargedow, Lower Shabelle region, to escape the drought, she did not envisage she would become a victim of rape. However, everything changed one evening after the 33 year-old woman and her neighbours decided to flee Wargedow in search of food and water.

19 Jun 2017 description


The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating paid tribute to the victims and survivors of sexual violence in the country as part of today’s worldwide commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

19 Jun 2017 description

Mogadishu, 18 June 2017 - The United Kingdom has announced an additional aid package of 60 million British pounds (about $77 million) to Somalia to help tackle the current humanitarian crisis caused by the prolonged drought.

The announcement was made yesterday by the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, who visited Somalia to assess the drought situation that has forced hundreds of thousands of residents to abandon their homes in search of food and shelter.

17 Jun 2017 description

Baidoa, 16 June 2017 - Hundreds of children in the South West state of Somalia joined other youths across the continent in marking the Day of the African Child amid guarantees from the government that their rights will be protected.

The celebrations were organized by the regional state’s Ministry of Women and Human Rights and attended by representatives of the South West administration, the Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), religious leaders and representatives of civil society.