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26 Apr 2017 description

A five-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to effectively respond to humanitarian crises and coordinate within the international humanitarian system is held in Kampala, Uganda at the initiative of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and implemented by International Medical Corps.

11 Jun 2013 description

The Prime Minister of Somalia, Mr. Abdi Fareh Shirdon, launched on Sunday 30 Rajab 1434 AH (9 June 2013), in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the first batch of the reconstruction and development program, funded by the Saudi National Campaign for Relief of Somali People. The implementation of the programme is overseen by the OIC at a cost of $ 24 million.

13 May 2013 description

The Saudi National Campaign for the Relief of the Somali People, in cooperation with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has concluded all operational procedures to commence implementation of the first set of programmes for the reconstruction and development of Somalia. This package worth US$24 million covers education, health and agricultural sectors in addition to rehabilitation of displaced persons and all aspects of social welfare. The programme will cover the entire regions of Somalia.

10 Oct 2012 description

​The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, paid an unprecedented visit by any OIC Secretary General to Somalia, where he met H.E. President Hasan Sheikh Mahmud on 8 October 2012 and discussed with him ways of supporting Somalia at political and development levels.

14 May 2012 description

The Somali capital Mogadishu on 2 May 2012 celebrated the launching of wells sunk by the Saudi National campaign for the Relief of the Somali People, sponsored by His Royal Highness Prince Nayef Ibn Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Minister of Interior and the Overseer of the Saudi National Campaign for the Relief of the Somali People. The Saudi humanitarian project for the relief of the Somali people is the outcome of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz.

02 Apr 2012 description

In his statement at the twenty-third Arab Summit in Baghdad on Thursday, 29th of March 2012, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reiterated that the Palestinian Cause remains focal for the Muslim Ummah and that the OIC has devoted most of its activities to mobilize international support for the Palestinian people. He noted that the Islamic Group at both the United Nations in New York and the UNESCO in Paris has provided full support to the Palestinian bid for a full-fledged membership at both the UNESCO and the UN.

17 Mar 2012 description

An immediate ceasefire was critical to solving the crisis in Syria, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stressed at a Headquarters press conference today.

“We cannot reach hospitals, displaced people and those in need,” Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu said. Outlining the OIC’s initiatives in the areas of peace, security, and humanitarian operations, he said the situation in Syria was a matter of great concern, adding that a humanitarian mission was scheduled to arrive in Damascus today.

27 Feb 2012 description

In his statement at London Conference on Somalia, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said on 23 February 2012, in London, that the exploratory contacts of OIC with some of Somali opposition elements, have given hope and reinforced the conviction on the necessity to press ahead.

30 Jan 2012 description

As a contribution towards resolving the water crisis in Somalia, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held a conference in Djibouti on 26 January 2012, under the theme of “Water for Life”.

This conference was held as a follow up on a Cairo conference held on 5th October 2011, which constituted a campaign to mobilize the efforts of civil society institutions in the member states in favor of an effective contribution towards resolving the crisis of dirking water for Somalia.

19 Dec 2011 description

A delegation from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) paid a visit to the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah. The delegation was led by the Assistant Director of the UNHCR’s regional office in Riyadh for the Gulf States, Dr. Hamdi Bukhari, along with the official in charge of refugees’ affairs in Somalia and Kenya, Mr. Bruno Gido. Talks between the delegation and officials from the OIC General Secretariat’s Humanitarian Affairs Department centered on ways to consolidate the OIC-UNHCR Cooperation in the humanitarian sphere. Mr.

16 Dec 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, stressed on creating an appropriate link between economic growth and social development which constitutes one of the major components of the OIC economic cooperation strategy to address the spate of poverty and hunger in a number of OIC countries.

21 Nov 2011 description

Date: 20/11/2011

The Prime Minister of Somalia, Abdul Wali Muhammad Ali, extended thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the people of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Somali Government and people.

He oversaw on Saturday the largest operation of distribution of assistance as part of the Saudi Relief Campaign for Somalia in favour of seven thousand families in the IDP camps in the capital city of Mogadishu. The OIC Office in Somalia coordinates actions of humanitarian organisations on the ground.

10 Oct 2011 description

The Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ambassador Atta El-Mannan Bakhit, met in his office in Jeddah on Sunday, 9 October 2011, with Ms. Nancy Lindberg, Assistant Director General of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mr. Rashad Hussein, Envoy of the U.S. President to the OIC.

05 Oct 2011 description

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a Conference under the theme of “Water for Life in Somalia” in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 and exceeded the OIC ceiling of expectation with regard to the overall required pledges for the drilling of boreholes in Somalia in order to face up the acute water shortage that led to famine during summer of last year, resulting in deaths of many humans and livestock.

04 Oct 2011 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has strongly condemned the deadly bomb blast outside a government compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 70 people and left many others wounded.

He offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, Government and people of Somalia on the tragic loss of lives, damage to property and wished early recovery to the injured people.

04 Oct 2011 description

As a first step in its early recovery programmes, the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation is organizing a sectoral conference to tackle the problem of clean drinking water in Somalia, entitled “Water for Life For Somalia” to be held in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt on 5th October 2011.

28 Sep 2011 description

The Government of Brunei Darussalam has extended a financial assistance of 1 million Brunei Dollars which is equivalent to almost US $800,000-00 to the OIC General Secretariat in support of its humanitarian campaign in favour of the drought affected people in Somalia.

23 Sep 2011 description

An agreement was signed on 21 September 2011 in the Somali capital Mogadishu between the Somali National Commission for Disasters Management and the Office of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mogadishu. The agreement included allocation of 4,500 tons of corn from Sudan’s aid to Somalia, which will be distributed through the OIC Office outside the capital city Mogadishu.


Noteworthy that the OIC Office in Mogadishu had earlier distributed 2800 tons of aid provided to Somalia in the most affected provinces by drought and famine.

21 Sep 2011 description

The OIC Contact Group on Somalia met at Ministerial level on 20th September 2011 on the sidelines of the Annual Coordination Meeting of Foreign Ministers in New York. The meeting reviewed the latest developments in Somalia and received a briefing from the Somali Foreign Minister and the OIC Secretary General. It also heard interventions from other members of the Contact Group.

The meeting deliberated on the peace building process and the restoration of durable peace in Somalia.

12 Sep 2011 description

The delegation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation concluded on Saturday 10 September 2011, a visit to Somalia announcing a package of strategic plans to face the catastrophic humanitarian crisis and to ensure non-recurrence in the future.