Somalia

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Current Operations


EUTM

EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
Begin: 05/10

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AMISOM

African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
Begin: 01/07

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UNSOM

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 06/13

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News


UN deploys new special force to protect staff in Mogadishu (18.05.2014)

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. … The United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) for Mogadishu is made up of 410...

Somali president wants aid airlift for towns retaken from rebels (12.05.2014)

Somalia needs help airlifting basic supplies to towns recently retaken by African Union-led forces because Islamist insurgents who were driven out from those areas are blocking aid convoys, the president told Reuters in an interview.

Somalia’s long-term stability depends on professional, well-resourced security forces (25.04.2014)

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed appealed to the international community to help strengthen the security agencies of his government.

Somalia's progress in peril, Kay says (23.04.2014)

United Nations Special Representative to Somalia Nicholas Kay on Tuesday (April 22nd) warned that much of the progress Somalia has witnessed in the past 18 months is in peril. At the top of the list of challenges both the Somali federal government and the international community faces in Somalia is...

Security downturn in Mogadishu (09.04.2014)

“In Mogadishu, the security situation has deteriorated since… December,” Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s special representative to Somalia, told the UN Security Council on 11 March. “Times are tough, and in the short term they may get tougher.”

Briton one of two UN workers shot dead in Somalia (07.04.2014)

A British man is one of two United Nations workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office has said. They were killed inside Galkayo Airport after getting off a plane, local security official Mohamed Mire said.

EU Naval Force and Chinese Navy warships joint forces in Gulf of Aden (01.04.2014)

Ahead of Chinese President Xi’s visit to the European Union in Brussels, a significant naval exercise has took place in the Gulf of Aden to demonstrate the growing cooperation between the EU and China on issues of international security and defence.