Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
Most read reports
- East Africa Key Message Update, September 2018
- UNHCR Somalia Factsheet - 1 - 31 August 2018
- Somalia: Shelter Activities - Who is doing What Where (3W) (August 2018)
- Somalia: Shelter Activities - Progress against Targets (August 2018)
- Intelligence officers in Somalia agree to strengthen collaboration in the fight against Al-Shabaab
The Somali Peninsula, better known as The Horn of Africa, is the easternmost tip of the African continent. The region contains the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, covering approximately 2 million square kilometers, nine times the size of the Korean Peninsula.
During the years 1982 to 1992, more than 2 million people in the region died in war-related famine.
4 Koreans among 24 crewmen held in lawless waters off Africa
Two South Korean-owned fishing vessels were attacked by 12 armed men off the coast of Somalia and their crews kidnapped, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.
Kim Bong-hyun, director general of the ministry's Overseas Koreans and Consular Affairs Bureau, said that a 24 crewmen, including four Koreans, were seized. Among those kidnapped was the captain of one vessel, Han Seok-ho, according to the ministry. Other crewmen are Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian and Indonesian.