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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. Entitled “Protection of Civilians: Building the Foundation for Peace, Security and Human Rights in Somalia,” the report by the UN ...

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PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN SOMALIA 2016-2017 FACT SHEET

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 ...

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UN and Somalia sign $2.9b four year support framework

The UN will require close to $3 billion dollars to implement a four year support programme for Somalia, the global body has said. The announcement follows the signing of the UN Strategic Framework for Somalia (UNSF) between the UN and Somali government Tuesday aimed at supporting Somalia’s development programme over the coming four years. UN chief in Somalia Michael Keating ...

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President Farmajo; “US, Qatar Development Investment Pacts Cements our already strong partnership”

Mogadishu, Dec 6, 2017: President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has acknowledged the US comprehensive bilateral development agreement as a remarkable partnership that builds on efforts and commitments towards aspirations for stability and prosperity. The Development Objective Assistance agreement saw the USAID sign $300m development assistance pact with the Federal Government of Somalia. “This is a clear indication that our partnership is ...

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Communiqué: Somalia Partnership Forum, Mogadishu 5th of December 2017

Communiqué Somalia Partnership Forum Mogadishu 5th of December 2017 Preamble 1. Representatives from 25 countries and 6 multilateral organizations, as well as representatives from all of Somalia’s Federal Member States and the Benadir Regional Administration, gathered in Mogadishu on the 5th of December 2017 to participate in the inaugural Somalia Partnership Forum officially opened by H.E. Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed (Farrmajo), ...

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SOMALIA SECURITY CONFERENCE, MOGADISHU 4th December 2017 COMMUNIQUE

On 4 December 2017 the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” convened the Somalia Security Conference in Mogadishu with representatives of the Federal Member States of Somalia and the Benadir Regional Administration. The conference was co-convened by the United Nations and African Union, and attended by 29 of Somalia’s friends and partners. The Somalia ...

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Neglected environment of Somalia.

  Neglected environment of Somalia. Charcoal production in Somalia, including for illicit export, has continued at a high rate. According to analysis of satellite imagery by FAO, there were approximately 26,000 total sites of charcoal production from 2011 to 2017, with approximately 4,000 sites identified during 2017.[1] In 2017, the primary area of charcoal production has been south of Badhadhe, ...

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PRESIDENT FARMAAJO’S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGAND

Excellences and Distinguished delegates Let me start by thanking H.E Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda for hosting the Uganda Solidarity Summit for Refugees. I would also like to thank H.E Antonio Guteres, the United Nations Secretary General for co-hosting this summit and his commitments to the wellbeing of refugees everywhere. Earlier today I met with successful Somali ...

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SRSG KEATING CONDEMNS ATTACK ON POPULAR MOGADISHU RESTAURANT AND HOTEL

PRESS STATEMENT 09/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, condemned in the strongest possible terms last night’s attack on the Pizza House restaurant and Posh Hotel in Mogadishu that reportedly killed at least 19 people. Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was triggered by a suicide car bomber and targeted customers who ...

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