updated 10:13 AM MDT, Sep 21, 2017

Somalia: World Bank approves US$50 Million in support of emergency drought response and recovery


Report From World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017—The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US$50 million emergency project - Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (SEDRP, the Project) - to scale up the drought response and recovery effort in Somalia. Somalia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over half the population – an estimated 6.7 million people – in need of humanitarian assistance and recovery support. To deliver the Project, the Bank is supporting the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a United Nations agency.

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Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Somaliland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its declaration of independence with a parade in the capital city of Hargeisa on May 18, 2016.
 
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Somaliland's Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire is clearly frustrated.
 
Somaliland is being hit by a regional food crisis that the U.N. has described as one of the largest humanitarian emergencies since 1945. More than a million of Somaliland's four million people are at risk of starvation yet relief has been slow to come.
 
"We are being treated unfairly," Shire says seated in a conference room of a consulting firm in downtown Washington, D.C. He's in town lobbying American lawmakers for what has become his perpetual cause — official recognition of Somaliland as a nation. "You know by lumping Somalia and Somaliland together, it is slowing down the delivery of assistance."
Map showing Somalia vs. SomalilandMap showing Somalia vs. Somaliland
 
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South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe

South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe.

The South Korean military had dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit after communication with the Mongolian squid fishing vessel was cut when it requested help after midnight on Friday.

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Expanded role ahead for Canadian troops off Somalia

Canadian troops will remain in Bahrain as part of the international mission fighting drug smuggling and piracy off the coast of Somalia for another four years.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the extension and expansion of Operation Artemis in a press conference Monday morning in Ottawa. Canada has been a part of the mission since 2012.

The expansion, which Sajjan described as “strategically important,” will see the government authorize the deployment of a Halifax-class frigate, as well as an Aurora reconnaissance aircraft to the mission.

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UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies arrives in Somalia


BERBERA: A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies, provided by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to alleviate the dire living conditions and assist those affected by drought, has arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia.

This gesture is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

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