(As delivered, New York/Mogadishu, 23 May 2022)
Madam President, Distinguished Members of the Council,
Galkayo – On a visit to the city of Galkayo in northern Somalia today, top United Nations humanitarian officials heard first-hand of the dire conditions that local communities of internally displaced people (IDPs) are enduring amid the severe drought affecting the count
Mogadishu – Somalia’s maritime capabilities received a major boost today with the inauguration of a new, state-of-the-art facility for the Somali Police Force (SPF) in the capital, Mogadishu, funded by the European Union and developed by the United Nations.
Luuq/Mogadishu – Standing in front of his makeshift home in a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in southern Somalia’s Luuq district, Ahmad Hassan Yarrow looks out towards what remains of the Juba River and shakes his head forlornly.
Hargeisa – The United Nations Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Adam Abdelmoula, visited Somaliland to assess the drought situation.