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01 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, 1 January 2018: The Deputy Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr Peter de Clercq, has expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements, along with humanitarian infrastructure, in K13, Kahda District of Banadir, Mogadishu.

09 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 9 September 2016 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, released US$7 million on 26 August from the multi-donor Somalia Humanitarian Fund to scale up lifesaving and life sustaining assistance to strengthen protection services to internally displaced persons in Mogadishu.

12 Aug 2015 description

(Mogadishu, 12 August 2015): The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, has just completed his first official visit to Puntland and Somaliland. This was his first field visit since arriving in Mogadishu last month.

05 Aug 2015 description
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(New York, 5 August 2015) United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien today released US$70 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for chronically underfunded aid operations to help millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability.

22 Dec 2014 description

(MOGADISHU, 22 December 2014) The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, has announced today that the Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate US$30 million to jump start the response to the most critical humanitarian needs in 2015.

20 Aug 2014 description

A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will go a long way in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

“These badly needed funds are critical to our humanitarian response and will go a long way towards addressing some of the most critical needs”, said Foroogh Foyouzat, Acting Representative for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Somalia. “Action is needed now and without further support, Somalia risks sliding back into crisis.”

03 Aug 2011 description
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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.

20 Jul 2011 description
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FAQ: Famine in Southern Somalia

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(Nairobi, 20 July 2011): The United Nations declared today that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Across the country, nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7 million people – are now in crisis, of whom an estimated 2.8 million people are in the south.