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Somaliland:IOM distributes aid to displaced families in Somaliland


GENEVA, Switzerland, March 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – IOM has distributed 103 non-food relief item kits including clothes, kitchen utensils, shoes, and jerry cans to some 462 internally displaced people (IDPs) in the State House Park IDP camp in Hargeisa, the largest town in the Autonomous Republic of Somaliland. The distribution follows a fire […]


Somaliland:Turkish Foreign Minister Pledges More Aid

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Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu has pledged to increase aid efforts to Somaliland during a meeting with Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo, president of Somaliland. Five ministers who were part of the Presidents entrounge also attended the Davutoglu-Silanyo meeting, in which both sides discussed the ongoing projects been implemented by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency […]


U.S. to recognize Somali government, opening door to new aid

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce […]


Concerned Somali Diaspora and Civil Society Groups Demand Accountability in Somalia

Friday, July 27, 2012 To: H.E. Ban Ki Moon UN Secretary General Cc: H.E. Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga Special Representative toSomalia(SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Political Office forSomalia(UNPOS) Your Excellency: newOn July 15, 2012, World Today reported that the United Nations could impose sanctions on corrupt Somali politicians by imposing travel bans on […]


US cuts military aid to Rwanda over Congo rebel support

Central African country will see aid slashed by $200,000 amid evidence it is aiding rebel groups in neighbouring Congo WASHINGTON — The US government said Saturday it will cut military aid to Rwanda for this year, citing evidence Kigali is supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a significant step by one of […]


Somaliland: Call for Urgent Response to Drought

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  Ref: SONSAF/86/18 Date: 09/07/2012 PRESS RELEASE Call for Urgent Response to Drought The Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONAF) calls on the International Community and the Somaliland Government to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the communities affected by the current drought. SONSAF further proposes the formulation of a long term national strategic plan to […]


SOMALIA: Turkey succeeds where Western nations failed

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during an international conference on Somalia, in Istanbul last week

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during an international conference on Somalia, in Istanbul last week. (Osman Orsal/Reuters) MOGADISHU — In a sprawl of plastic refugee shelters and mortar-blasted buildings in Mogadishu, a mud-caked Turkish engineering team monitors the drilling of a new borehole while their armed guards chat […]


SOMALIA: Water, Energy, Roads and Sustainability

Turkey's Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somalia's Prime Minister in Istanbul, Turkey

Photo: Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somalia’s Prime Minister in Istanbul, Turkey (Hiiraan Online) ISTANBUL — Representatives from 54 countries gathered in Istanbul Thursday to find a path towards a better future for Somalia, ravaged by civil war and the lack of a stable government for the last two decades. “After […]


Turkey challenges Iran in Somalia

Turkey’s relatively newfound interest in engaging with Somalia was triggered by a combination of different events, from the extension of humanitarian assistance during a time of great famine to the desire to establish a foothold in a strategic location so as to benefit from future trade deals. Not only have a number of Turkish government […]


In Somaliland, less money has brought more democracy

Cars clog a main road in Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland. Photograph: Shashank Bengali/Getty Images

Unable to access foreign aid, Somaliland’s government has had to negotiate with citizens and business leaders for financial support – and provide stability and democracy in return HARGEISA — As the humanitarian crisis in southern Somalia threatens millions of lives, Somalia’s little-known northern neighbour, Somaliland, is doing so well that its government recently offered to […]


Iran’s Foreign Minister set to visit Somalia

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MOGADISHU — Somalia’s Agriculture Minister Abdullahi Hagi Mohamed Nuur has praised Iran for its prompt dispatch of humanitarian relief aid to the drought-hit nation, where millions are on the brink of starvation. Speaking at the “Emergency in the Horn of Africa” meeting in Rome on Thursday, the senior Somali official pointed to the growing famine […]


Somaliland finally comes out of its shameful silence

A malnourished Somali child sits next to makeshift tents at a camp for people who have been displaced by drought in Mogadishu on August 9, 2011.  AFP/Getty Images

Somaliland has finally spoken. It says it is ready to participate in the international efforts aimed at easing the suffering of the starving Somali people who are experiencing what the UN has described as the worst humanitarian disaster. As welcome as this step may be, many conscientious Somalilanders, and other Somalis as well, may see […]


Somaliland ready to aid famine-hit Somalia


HARGEISA — The vice President of Somaliland, Abdirahman A. Ismail (Saylici), chaired a Ministerial Meeting at the Presidential Palace on Thursday to discuss providing aid to famine-stricken Somalia. The gathering held behind closed doors marked a major milestone in Somaliland foreign policy, it is the first time Somaliland will dispatch a humanitarian aid to another […]


International Donors Meet With Somaliland Officials

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told VOA a delegation of international donors will meet with his administration Monday to find ways to assist the self-declared autonomous region’s burgeoning democracy. Mohammed Yonis Awale said the meeting is a welcoming development that will help further stabilize the region and help […]


UN Food Agency Welcomes Any Probe Into Somalia Aid

ROME, 11 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – A U.N. food agency said Thursday it will cooperate with any independent probe into its food operations in Somalia, after a report found that up to half the food aid intended for the nation’s hungry people does not reach its destination. The report said food aid in Somalia is […]


Somali pirates seize Somaliland aid trucks

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Somali pirates in Puntland seized food aid trucks and their drivers to obtain the release of detained comrades, officials said Friday, in a rare land attack by the sea bandits. The five trucks had been contracted by the UN’s World Food Programme and had finished delivering food aid in the Galkayo area, […]