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).
Mogadishu, 11 December 2017 – Somalia’s electoral authorities today launched a five-year roadmap – known as the Strategic Plan – to guide the management and administration of the country’s 2020-2021 elections, also known as the ‘one-person, one-vote’ elections.
SOMALIA CONFLICT: EXACTING A TERRIBLE TOLL ON CIVILIANS, AL SHABAAB RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST CIVILIAN CASUALTIES – UN REPORT
Geneva / Mogadishu – Armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, a UN report published on Sunday said.
This is the first attempt by UNSOM to quantify casualties and assess the toll of the conflict on civilians covering the period between 1 January 2016 and 14 October 2017. During this period, ground and air attacks inflicted heavy casualties, caused damage to public and private infrastructure, and loss of livestock and impeded access to humanitarian relief for civilians in need.
A total of 4,585 civilian casualties were recorded
Gelle Moulid Ibrahim stands up for women and girls who are victims of sexual violence, working with communities so that gender-based violations are not perpetuated. He works as a project manager for the Organization for Somalis Protection and Development (OSPAD), which operates in Middle Shabelle, Galgaduud and Banadir regions.
The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomes the signing of a power-sharing agreement by Galmudug State President Ahmed Duale Ghelle “Xaaf” and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) leader Sheikh Shakir.