Somalia

  • May 23, 2017

    On 21 May 2017,  the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, millions of people from faith communities, organisations and neighbourhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

  • May 4, 2017

    Some 1.4 million children in Somalia are projected to be acutely malnourished this year, an increase of 50 per cent over last year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced

  • April 29, 2017

    Amnesty International is urgently calling on authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region to immediately halt plans to execute two boys, sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February

  • March 13, 2017

    Returning  from Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia – countries that are facing or are at risk of famine – the top United Nations humanitarian official has urged the international community for comprehensive action to save people from simply “starving to death.”

  • September 8, 2014

    Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, says Human Rights Watch

  • February 2, 2014

    The UN refugee agency has released updated guidelines on the protection needs of those fleeing southern and central Somalia.

  • March 6, 2013

    An expert in psychological trauma assessment and treatment has told MPs that the use of drones in Yemen is causing a "psychological emergency" in the country.

  • March 5, 2013

    It is premature for the UN Security Council to consider lifting an arms embargo on Somalia, leading to armed groups getting even more weapons.

  • February 7, 2013

    Amnesty has warned that military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.

  • February 25, 2012

    Somalia: the ‘most failed’ of all failed states.

    Since 1991, there has been no central government which has managed to control the whole country. In the decades of civil war that have followed, customary, religious and tribal law have dominated, and large parts of the country have reverted to an informal bartering economy. What infrastructure there once was is now weakened, broken or destroyed. Piracy disrupts international trade routes and the influence of al-Shabab, part of al-Qaeda, continues to cause international concern.