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Erdogan embarks on 3-country Africa tour

Istanbul(SONNA)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday departed for Algeria, the first stop of his three-nation African tour.

We are determi…


Saudi Arabia to stop funding mosques in foreign countries

Former Saudi minister of justice, Mohammed Bin Abdul-Karim Issa, has announced that his country will stop funding mosques in foreign countries, Arabi21…


Employment Working Paper No. 256, 2019 – Refugees and decent work: Lessons learned from recent refugee jobs compacts

Jennifer Gordon

1. Introduction

Refugees are rarely legally recognized as workers. And yet many regularly work. Inside refugee camps, they trade and sel…


East Africa’s locust crisis in numbers


Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are being invaded by enormous swarms of desert locusts in the worst desert locust infestation in 70 years in Kenya, and in 25 y…


State of Somalia Report: SOS 2019 Year in Review

The State of Somalia (SOS) Report focuses on the main developments and key trends in politics, security, economy, social services and the role of external …


World Vision Somalia: Situation Report | December 1 – December 31, 2019

Key messages

Overall situation: Heavy rains and resultant flooding in southern Somalia affected many households who were already in need, displaced pop…


ACT Alliance Appeal: Emergency Response for Flood-affected Communities in Somalia SOM201

Moderate to heavy continuous Deyr seasonal rains, which started in early October 2019 in many parts of Somalia, have continued to be received across the co…


Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

Just to let you know, the…


Plague of locusts ravages three East African countries as region prepares for another year of hunger

The worst plague of Desert Locusts in a generation is ravaging crops and other vegetation across the Horn of Africa with Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia battli…


Security Council Committee on Somalia Meets with Expert Panel

On 17 January 2020, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia held its first informal consultations of the yea…