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Security Council Committee on Somalia Considers Midterm Update of Its Expert Panel

On 15 May 2019, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia held its third informal consultations of the year to c…

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Somalia, 22 May 2019

As delivered

Thank you, Mr. President.

I appreciate this opportunity to brief the Security Council today on the humanitarian situation in Somalia.

Mr. Pr…

US Jury: Former Somali Colonel Responsible for Torture

A former colonel who served decades ago in the Somali National Army was convicted Tuesday in a U.S. court of being responsible for the torture of a teenager i…

Will 2020 Be a Turning Point for Women and Girls in Somalia?

Somalia is at a crossroads in the promotion and protection of women’s rights. The Provisional Constitution, agreed upon in 2012, is currently bein…

European Union Military Committee (EUMC), EU Chiefs of Defence, 21/05/2019

The European Union Military Committee will meet at the level of EU Chiefs of Defence (CHODs). The meeting will be chaired by General Claudio Graziano, the p…

Nigerian militancy, disaster risk podcasts, and a mixed week for Yemen: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.

On our radar

One step forward, two steps back in Yeme…

Fate of Dadaab Refugee Camp in Limbo as Kenya Presses for Closure

NAIROBI More than once in recent years, Kenyan officials have called for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, home to more than 200,000 refu…

Report Finds Threats to Freedom in Some African Countries

In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have enacted laws or policies that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organization…

A Sportswear Solution

When in public, Muslim woman and girls may wear a hijab, a head or body covering that conforms to Islamic standards of modesty. These women may also want to pa…

A Sportswear Solution

When in public, Muslim woman and girls may wear a hijab, a head or body covering that conforms to Islamic standards of modesty. These women may also want to pa…