27 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu – As elections for the Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliament take place this week, Somalia’s international partners* urge that these processes conclude peacefully. We welcome the election of the Speaker and Deputies of the Upper House on 26 April 2022.
14 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu – International partners* welcome today’s swearing-in of newly-elected members of Somalia’s House of the People and Upper House. After a period of more than one year in which all Somali elected institutions exceeded their constitutional timelines, we are pleased that the new parliament is now in place.
We strongly condemn the mortar attack, claimed by al-Shabaab, that occurred earlier in the day near the location of the swearing-in ceremony.
12 Apr 2022 - Somalia is facing famine conditions as a perfect storm of poor rain, skyrocketing food prices and huge funding shortfalls leaves almost 40% of Somalis on the brink.
Mogadishu - Millions of Somalis are at risk of sliding into famine as the impact of a prolonged drought continues to destroy lives and livelihoods, and growing needs outpace available resources for humanitarian assistance, United Nations agencies warned today.
06 Apr 2022 - New York - The Secretary-General welcomes the recent establishment of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). He reiterates the unwavering commitment of the United Nations to Somalia and expresses his full support to ATMIS and the Somali security forces in their ongoing fight against Al-Shabaab.
05 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu - Somalia’s international partners* are encouraged that more than 91 per cent of the House of the People seats have now been chosen. We trust that this represents unstoppable momentum to complete the remaining seats very soon.
04 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu – On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations in Somalia today highlighted the impact that the scourge has on Somalis, and reaffirmed its support for freeing Somalia from explosive hazards.
24 Mar 2022 - New York - The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (United Arab Emirates):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that took place in the Aden Adde International Airport area in Mogadishu, and Beledweyne, Hirshabelle on 23 March 2022. These attacks, claimed by Al-Shabaab, resulted in the death of dozens of people and injured many more.
23 Mar 2022 - New York - The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s deadly attacks on compounds located inside the Aden Adde International Airport area in Mogadishu.
He expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured. He calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.