London Somalia Conference

Students at General Daud School in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: Petterik Wiggers

Blog: Somalia 2013 Conference: "You can’t wash your face using only one finger"

Last week the UN revealed for the first time that more than a quarter of a million people died in Somalia over 18 months from October 2010-April 2012. These figures are shockingly high especially when you think about the fact that most of the deaths were probably preventable if the world had just reacted sooner to the warnings that were coming out of the region as the rains started to fail in 2010.

The living conditions in the camps in Afgooye are very bad. Photo: Hassan Noor/Oxfam

Blog: The London Somalia Conference: In whose interests?

Today in London, 40 governments from around the world, the UN, African Union and others will gather to discuss Somalia.  According to the UK, the London Somalia Conference will chart “a new international approach to Somalia” on areas ranging from security and the political process to the humanitarian effort.

Asha collects water supplied by Oxfam & our partner SAACID, in Lafole, Somalia. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Somalia is much more than just terrorism and piracy

On 23 February heads of state, officials and Ban Ki-moon will meet in London to discuss the security threats posed by Somalia and the future of its Government. 

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