In a significant boost to Somalia's ongoing efforts towards development and stability, the European Union (EU) has approved a generous budget support payment of EUR 20.5 million to the Federal Government(FGS). This financial assistance comes as part of the EU's Somalia State and Resilience Building Contract and Support to Debt Relief Action (SRBC). Coinciding with this allocation, the FGS and EU have jointly launched the Joint Operational Roadmap, which sets out their shared priorities for the next two years.
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Somalia is reeling from the devastating impact of flash floods caused by heavy rainfall. These catastrophic floods have not only claimed the lives of 22 people but have also left the most vulnerable section of the population—the children—at increased risk of malnutrition and disease outbreaks. Save the Children, a prominent global charity has sounded the alarm on the dire situation unfolding in the country.
Humanitarian agencies on Monday appealed to a donors meeting to be held in New York this week to swiftly address the grave humanitarian situation in Somalia where about 6.6 million people, nearly half of the population, are food insecure.
In the latest development concerning the fight against al-Shabab, the United States carried out an airstrike targeting the notorious militant group. The intended target was revealed to be none other than Moallim Osman, the head of al-Shabab's external operations. While reports suggest that he survived the attack, this event has significant implications for Somalia's ongoing struggle against terrorism.
In a significant victory against terrorism, Somali security forces successfully intercepted and seized two military shipments containing explosives that belonged to the notorious al-Shabab militants at the bustling port of Mogadishu.
The Somali government has expelled two European Union employees accused of illegally taking photos of prisoners at a detention center.
Floods caused by the annual rains have left “a trail of destruction” across Somalia, a United Nations spokesman said, citing inundated homes and farmland as well as the shutdown of health facilities.
In a significant development for Somalia and Kenya, the long-awaited reopening of the border between the two nations has been officially announced. The decision, which comes after extensive consultations between high-level officials, signifies a major milestone in regional cooperation. The reopening of border points in Mandera, Lamu, and Garissa marks the end of a 12-year closure that began during Kenya's Operation Linda Nchi, aimed at combatting the influx of Al-Shabaab militants.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched five new projects in Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, and Ukraine, with the support of US$3 million in funding from Japan's supplementary budget. The projects aim to provide urgent support for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in these partner countries.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has urgently appealed for funding to assist migrants facing life-threatening risks in Somalia.