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07 Mar 2018 description

High Level Humanitarian Event on Somalia, London, 6 March 2018


In support of The Federal Government of Somalia, the United Kingdom and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) convened an event in London on 6 March 2018 to draw urgent attention to the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the need for a swift and substantial response.

13 Jun 2017 description

(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.

04 Apr 2013 description

Mogadishu (4 April 2013) – The new United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, today presented his credentials to the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

“It has been a privilege to present my credentials to President Mohamud in Mogadishu today. I look forward to working with the authorities and all of our partners to help improve the lives of the Somali people,” said Lazzarini, who is the first RC/HC to be based in Somalia in nearly 20 years.

03 Aug 2011 description
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Press Statement
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Key Figures on Somalia
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Key Messages on Somalia

(Nairobi, 3 August 2011)

Three new areas in southern Somalia have deteriorated into a famine situation. These are parts of Middle Shabelle region, the Afgooye Corridor settlements home to roughly 400,000 displaced people since 2007 and parts of Mogadishu which are hosting displaced populations. This follows a declaration of famine in two regions of south Bakool and Lower Shabelle two weeks ago.

16 Jul 2009 description


The civil strife in Somalia has had a debilitating effect on the social services infrastructure particularly health, in the South and Central parts of the country. The widening of life threatening gaps between essential and life saving health services coverage are compounded by inadequate access to safe water and sanitation, increasingly eroded livelihoods, and mass displacement.

04 Apr 2002 description

Nairobi (4 April 2002) - Maxwell John Gaylard this week officially began his term as the new UNDP Somalia Resident Representative and UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, as well as UN Designated Official for Somalia in charge of UN security.