UN Extends Warmest Wishes on Start to Ramadan

24 Apr 2020

UN Extends Warmest Wishes on Start to Ramadan

PRESS STATEMENT 07/2020

Mogadishu – The United Nations in Somalia extends its warmest wishes to all Somalis as the holy month of Ramadan begins.

“The holy month of Ramadan is a special time for solidarity and kindness; reflection and renewal. With the start of Ramadan in 2020, we are all acutely aware that Somalia – and the entire world – faces a myriad of challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this difficult period, the values of this occasion – centred around peace, compassion and an end to suffering – are ever more important,” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan. 

As Somalis observe the start of Ramadan with their loved ones, within the constraints posed by the ongoing pandemic, the UN family in Somalia joins them in reflecting upon these enduring values, and remains steadfast in its solidarity and support. 

Ramadan Mubarak, Ramadan wanaagsan!