NGO Call to Action: Somalia Conference, London 2013
The voices of communities within Somalia must be at the centre of discussions and actions agreed in London on the 7th of May 2013 should be measurable and accountable.
Walking the Tak in Somalia? Progress Since London 2012
Background analysis of progress on committments made on political, security, justice and stabilization in Somalia at the London international conference on Somalia 2012.
2012 Annual Report
View the 2012 Somalia NGO Consortium Annual Report
Capacity Building Calendar
Click on this slide to view the diverse capacity building opportunities from a variety of sources listed on the calendar. Please note that these are for information purposes only.
The Somalia NGO Consortium promotes information sharing, cooperation and joint advocacy initiatives amongst local and international NGOs working in Somalia and Somaliland through the following activities:
- Provide a forum for and actively support members to promote dialogue, collaboration, learning experiences and information exchange
- Regularly share information collectively and advise NGOs bilaterally
- Represent Consortium members to governments, UN agencies, donor groups, and multilateral organisations at local, national, and international levels
- Facilitate or support advocacy initiatives, including raising public awareness of programming in Somalia, on behalf of the membership
- Ensure synergy of Consortium objectives and activities with the NGO Safety Programme (NSP), providing specialised, coordinated and focused security management support to reduce risks posed to personnel and assets
Somalia the world’s second largest refugee producing country during 2012 - UNHCR Somalia media release
Somalia the world’s second largest refugee producing country during 2012. A report released today by UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, says that Somalia generated the second largest number of refugees (1.136 million) of any country in the world in 2012. The report also reveals that global forced displacements is at an 18-year high with more people are refugees or internally displaced than at any time since 1994 , with the crisis in Syria having emerged as a major new factor in global displacement.
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report covers displacement that occurred during 2012 based on data from governments, NGO partners, and UNHCR itself. The report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 million at the end of 2011. This includes 15.4 million refugees, 937,000 asylum seekers, and 28.8 million people forced to flee within the borders of their own countries.
…. “Over one million people are still internally displaced (IDPs) in Somalia while another one million Somalis are refugees in neighbouring countries. For the first time in over 22 years, Somalia is showing tangible signs of a return to normality, characterised by an improvement in the political and security landscape. In this context, UNHCR and its partners will maximise these opportunities in the search for durable solutions for displaced Somalis. This is the time for UNHCR to stay at the centre of this change,” said Alessandra Morelli, UNHCR Somalia Representative.
…Somalia, another protracted conflict, was the world’s second largest refugee producing nation during 2012, however there the rate of refugee outflow slowed. Iraqis were the third largest refugee group (746,700 persons), followed by Syrians (471,400).
The UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report can also be found on the following link. The new report, with accompanying multimedia materials, can be downloaded by copying and pasting the following web address into your web browser: http://unhcr.org/globaltrendsjune2013
Who, What, Where
Get up to date information about programmes running in Somalia by viewing our Who, What, Where map.
The interactive WWW map tracks operational presence in Somalia, and is meant to increase cooperation and coordination between the Consortium members and other organisations.