10 top moments in Somali aid

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Somalia’s presidential election on Sept. 10, 2012, was historic: It was the first since a civil conflict erupted in the Horn of Africa country in 1991.

Is it the dawn of a new era for Somalia? Perhaps.

Here’s a look back at some of Somalia’s development milestones.

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10 top moments in Somali aid

  1. 1. How  interna+onal  investors  are  responding  to  historic  elec+on  in  September  2012 10  top  moments  in  Somali  #aid CC image courtesy of john lamb on Flickr
  2. 2. Somalia’s  presiden+al  elec+on  on  Sept.  10,   2012,  was  historic:  It  was  the  first  since  a  civil   conflict  erupted  in  the  Horn  of  Africa  country   in  1991.   Is  it  the  dawn  of  a  new  era  for  Somalia?   Perhaps.     Here’s  a  look  back  at  some  of  Somalia’s   development  milestones.
  3. 3. Donors  welcome  the  elec+on  in  Somalia,   recommending  the  country  focus  on  ensuring   peace  and  security,  building  ins+tu+on  and   improving  governance...Read  more September  2012 UN Photo/Stuart Price
  4. 4. October  2012 Leaders  of  al-­‐Shabab  ban  Islamic   Relief  from  working  in  southern   Somalia,  large  parts  of  which  are   under  the  Islamist  rebel  movement’s   control.  The  official  reason:  The  U.K.   nonprofit  failed  to  comply  with   Somali  registra+on  policy  and   collaborated  covertly  with  another   “blacklisted”  group,  the  U.N.  World   Food  Program...Read  more Photo by: Ridwan Adhami / Islamic Relief
  5. 5. November  2012 The  EU  approves  €158  million  ($210  million   today)  in  aid  for  Somalia,  par+cularly  to   improve  governance  and  security,  promote   democra+za+on  and  boost  food   security...Read  more CC image courtesy European External Action Services on Flickr
  6. 6. December  2012 For  the  first  +me,  the  United  Na+ons  issues  a   3-­‐year  aid  appeal  for  Somalia  —  previous   appeals  were  issued  annually  —  star+ng  in   2013  and  with  a  price  tag  of  $3.8  billion.  The   money  will  be  “par+cularly  needed  to   strengthen  resilience,  which  is  necessary  to   address  the  protracted  nature  of  the  crisis,”   the  U.N.’s  humanitarian  affairs  office   says...Read  more UN Photo/Stuart Price
  7. 7. January  2013 Somali  President  Hassan  Sheikh   Mohamud  flies  to  Washington  to  seek   support  from  the  United  States  and   World  Bank.  His  efforts  bear  fruit:  For   the  first  +me  since  1991,  the  U.S.   recognizes  a  Somali  government  as   legi+mate...Read  more CC image courtesy U.S. Department of State on Flickr
  8. 8. February  2013 Mohamud’s  campaign  to  afract  foreign  investors   con+nues  in  Europe.  Both  the  European   Commission  and  U.K.  government  pledge  support   and  promise  to  host  donor  conferences  for   Somalia  later  in  the  year...Read  more CC Image courtesy of DFID - UK Department for International Development on Flickr
  9. 9. March  2013 Somalia  is  said  to  be  establishing  a   unit  to  coordinate  donor  efforts  on   the  ground.  A  USAID  official  tells   Devex:  “The  last  thing  that  you  want   is  having  one  donor  in  one  ministry   talking  about  the  provision  of   services  and  another  ministry  or   another  donor  with  a  different   model  of  delivering  services.”...Read   more CC image courtesy of john lamb on Flickr
  10. 10. May  2013 In  London,  interna+onal  partners   commit  more  than  $300  million  in  funds   and  exper+se  to  help  rebuild  Somalia.  A   local  NGO  consor+um  voices  concerns   about  how  the  government  will  be  able   to  handle  the  influx  of  aid...Read  more CC image courtesy Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Flickr
  11. 11. June  2013 Al-­‐Qaida  bombs  a  U.N.  compound  in   Mogadishu,  killing  eight  staff  members   and  five  Somali  civilians.  Some  donors   appear  unfazed,  reaffirming  support   to  rebuild  the  country...Read  more UN Photo/Tobin Jones
  12. 12. July  2013 Despite  resuming  about  $55  million  in  direct   bilateral  aid  to  Somalia,  the  Japanese  aid  agency   JICA  refuses  to  carry  out  technical  coopera+on   ac+vi+es  on  the  ground  “unless  the  security   condi+on  has  changed,”  an  official  tells   Devex...Read  more UN Photo/Tobin Jones

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