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UN emergency fund provides $1.4 million to vaccinate Somali children

14 July 2014 – The United Nations today announced the allocation of $1.4 million from an emergency account to vaccinate more than half a million children in danger of contracting measles in Somalia.


Somalia: Security Council strongly condemns most recent terrorist attacks in Mogadishu

12 July 2014 – The members of the United Nations Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent attacks by the insurgent group Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu against the presidential palace and seat of Government, as well as on the Somali Parliament and its members.


UN envoy condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Somali presidential palace

09 July 2014 – The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has condemned last night’s attack on the seat of the Federal Government in Mogadishu, the latest in a series of attacks by Al-Shabaab militants against the country’s political institutions.


Urging Somali unity, UN envoy deplores 'murderous campaign' being waged by Al-Shabaab

05 July 2014 – Condemning this morning's attempted attack on Somalia's Parliament, the United Nations envoy to the country has called on all Somalis to unite with the authorities to thwart future attacks and “bring to justice those behind this murderous campaign” of terror that has intensified since the start of Ramadan.


Food prices decline for third straight month – UN agency

03 July 2014 – Global food prices dip for a third consecutive month in June following a ten-month surge, the United Nations agriculture agency said today.


Security Council, UN envoy ‘appalled’ at murder of Somali parliament member

03 July 2014 – The Security Council and the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) have condemned the killing today in Mogadishu of parliamentarian Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’.


Urgent efforts needed to avert further crises in Somalia, Yemen – UN relief officials

02 July 2014 – Urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in both Somalia and Yemen, senior United Nations relief officials warned today, as they urged donors to help them step up their response as well as to consolidate the recent gains made in both countries.


Ban urges focus on adolescent girls to reduce maternal mortality

28 June 2014 – To triumph over maternal mortality, initiatives must focus on adolescent girls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said, ones that allow them to go to school, marry whom they choose, shield them from harmful traditional practices and provide them with appropriate family planning services.


Illegal trade in wildlife, timber products funding criminals, armed groups – joint UN report

24 June 2014 – Global environmental crime, possibly worth more than $200 billion annually, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new joint United Nations-INTERPOL report.


UN officials welcome move to set up interim administration for south-west Somalia

24 June 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the top United Nations envoy in Somalia have welcomed the agreement reached to establish a new interim regional administration in the south-western part of the country.