UNSOM Police Commissioner Christoph Buik and the German Deputy Ambassador to Somalia Markus Bollmohr visited the disputed city of Gaalkacyo on 21 March to assess the implementation of a ceasefire agreement concluded by the President of Puntland state Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” and the then Presi
International Women’s Day was observed in Somalia’s regional capitals today as the world paid tribute to women and the role they play in society. In Jubbaland state, festivities were held in the port city of Kismaayo and attended by hundreds of people.
Hearing the heart-wrenching stories of desperate families displaced in Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged a massive scale up in international support to avert a famine in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation and curb the spread of cholera.
As a severe drought deepens in Somalia, the risk of famine is looming in the long-troubled country, with about half the population in need of some form of assistance, according to an assessment by United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners.
Ridwan Abdi Iman was born in the village of Farjana Kismayo, twenty five years ago when the first wave of Somalis began fleeing across the border into neighbouring countries to escape the chaos caused by the collapse of the Siad Barre government in 1991.
His Excellency Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” convened a high-level roundtable meeting in the Somali capital today to address the severe drought currently afflicting over six million people and agree on the necessary steps to avert another devastating famine in the country