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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:

Provides a forum for and actively supports members to promote dialogue, collaboration, learning experiences and information exchange

Regularly shares information collectively and advise NGOs bilaterally

Represents Consortium members to governments, UN agencies, donor groups, and multilateral organisations at local, national, and international level.

Facilitates and supports advocacy initiatives, including raising public awareness of programming in Somalia, on behalf of the membership

Ensures 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

Recent News

 STATEMENT FROM THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR SOMALIA, PHILIPPE LAZZARINI

 “Race against time to help drought and conflict stricken communities in Somalia”

 (New York/Mogadishu, 10 October 2014) The humanitarian operation in Somalia requires urgent scale-up. We are in a race against time to save lives in areas stricken by drought and conflict.

I am extremely concerned about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern, central and north-eastern Somalia. Bakool, Bay, Gedo, Hiraan and Galgaduud have been the most affected. Families in these communities desperately need water, food and healthcare.

Humanitarian organizations have scaled up activities in response to early warnings. However we need to do much more. Road access is particularly critical to reach communities.

Despite competing crises in the world today, not responding to the humanitarian situation in Somalia is not an option. Critical funding is needed today to expand operations. Funding pipelines for food security, nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene services must be increased without delay.

Aid workers have shown that despite challenges and persisting insecurity they can reach many more people in need through different modalities, if provided with adequate and timely resources. We are enhancing risk management systems across the humanitarian community in order to respond in a more effective manner.

For further information please contact:

Michelle Delaney, OCHA Somalia, +254 731 043 156 or delaneym@un.org


Who, What, Where

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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.

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