Category Archives: Somalia

Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

On 11 July the Security Council received a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr Nicholas Kay, on the security situation in Mogadishu.

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the recent Al Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu against Villa Somalia, Parliament and members of Parliament in the last week. The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. Continue reading

UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for end to hostilities in Lower Shabelle

Mogadishu, 9 June 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, expressed his deep concern as clan-based militias clashed in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia resulting in a number of casualties.

“I call for an immediate end to hostilities. All parties must refrain from violent actions, make immediate efforts to de-escalate the situation and resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue and compromise.” Continue reading

Somalia: UN deploys first-ever special force to protect staff in Mogadishu

The United Nations flag above part of the UN Common Compound, used by UN humanitarian agencies and their partners, in Mogadishu, Somalia in December 2011. Photo: OCHA/Ari Gaitanis

18 May 2014 – A special United Nations defensive military force recommended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to protect UN staff and facilities in Mogadishu, was deployed today to shore up the world body’s operations in long-troubled Somalia. Continue reading

Somalia: Security Council condemns latest terrorist bombing in Mogadishu

570749-securitycouncilA wide view of the Security Council in session (file photo). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

4 May 2014 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.

The members of the Security Council condemned the attack “in the strongest terms,” the 15-member body said in a statement issued to the press this afternoon. Continue reading