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Somalia

UN Resolution 1972 (17 March 2011) – Somalia

“2. Reaffirms the obligation on all parties to promote and ensure compliance with international humanitarian law in Somalia.”

“3. Underscores the importance of humanitarian aid operations, condemns any politicization of humanitarian assistance, or misuse or misappropriation, and calls upon Member States and the United Nations to take all feasible steps to mitigate these aforementioned practices in Somalia.”

See also resolution 2060 (2012), resolution 2111 (2013). resolution 2158 (2014).

UN Resolution 2002 (29 June 2011) – Somalia

“Reiterating its serious concern about the worsening humanitarian situation in Somalia, and the impact of the current drought and famine, strongly condemning the targeting and obstruction of the delivery of humanitarian aid by armed groups in Somalia, which has prevented the delivery of such aid in some areas and deploring the repeated attacks on humanitarian personnel.”

[1.] “Decides that the measures in paragraphs 1, 3, and 7 of resolution 1844 (2008) shall apply to individuals, and that the provisions of paragraphs 3 and 7 of that resolution shall apply to entities, designated by the Committee: (…)

  1. c) as obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Somalia, or access to, or distribution of, humanitarian assistance in Somalia; (…).”

See also resolution 2093 (2013).

“5. Demands that all parties ensure full, safe and unhindered access for the timely delivery of humanitarian aid to persons in need of assistance across Somalia, underlines its grave concern at the worsening humanitarian situation in Somalia, urges all parties and armed groups to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and supplies, and expresses its readiness to apply targeted sanctions against such individuals and entities if they meet the listing criteria set out in paragraph 1 (c) above.”

See also resolution 2060 (2012).

UN Resolution 2010 (30 September 2011) – Somalia

“Expressing grave concern at the dire and worsening humanitarian situation in Somalia and the impact of the drought and famine on the people of Somalia, in particular women and children, calling on all parties in accordance with international humanitarian law to allow for safe and unhindered access to humanitarian agencies at this critical time, and underscoring the importance of upholding the principles of neutrality, impartiality, humanity and independence in the provision of humanitarian assistance.”

“Strongly condemning the targeting, obstruction or prevention of the delivery of humanitarian aid in Somalia by any parties, especially armed groups, and deploring any attacks on humanitarian personnel.”

“26. Demands all parties and armed groups to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and supplies, and further demands that all parties ensure full, safe and unhindered access for the timely delivery of humanitarian aid to persons in need of assistance across Somalia.”

See also resolution 2036 (2012), resolution 2067 (2012).

UN Resolution 2036 (22 February 2012) – Somalia

“Expressing grave concern at the dire humanitarian situation in Somalia, and its impact on the people of Somalia, in particular on women and children, and calling on all parties to ensure full and unhindered access for the timely delivery of humanitarian aid to persons in need of assistance across Somalia, consistent with humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.”

UN Resolution 2067 (18 September 2012) – Somalia

“Expressing concern at the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia and its impact on the people of Somalia, condemning any misuse of humanitarian assistance, underlining the importance of international humanitarian support.”

UN Resolution 2093 (6 March 2013) – Somalia

“26.Condemns all attacks against civilians in Somalia, calls for the immediate cessation of all acts of violence, including sexual and gender based violence, or abuses committed against civilians, including women and children, and humanitarian personnel in violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law, (…), and underscores the need to end impunity, uphold human rights and hold those who commit crimes accountable.”

UN Resolution 2158 (29 May 2014) – Somalia

“Expresses deep concern at the humanitarian situation in Somalia, highlights in particular that 2.9 m Somali people require humanitarian assistance, underlines the risk of further deterioration, highlights the urgent need for funding for the United Nation’s Consolidated Appeal for Somalia which is only 19% funded, and reiterates its demand that all parties allow and facilitate full, safe and unhindered access for the timely delivery of aid to persons in need across Somalia.”

UN Resolution 2182 (24 October 2014) – Somalia

“10. Expresses serious concern at the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia, condemns in the strongest terms increased attacks against humanitarian actors and any misuse of donor assistance and the obstruction of the delivery of humanitarian aid, and reiterates paragraph 10 of resolution 2158 (2014) in this regard.”

See also resolution 2244 (2015), resolution 2317 (2016).  

UN Resolution 2232 (28 July 2015) – Somalia

“31. Expresses concern at the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia and its impact on the people of Somalia, commends the efforts of the United Nations humanitarian agencies and other humanitarian actors to deliver life -saving assistance to vulnerable populations, condemns any misuse or obstruction of humanitarian assistance, and reiterates its demand that all parties allow and facilitate full, safe and unhindered access for the timely delivery of aid to persons in need across Somalia; and underlines the importance of proper accounting in international humanitarian support, and encourages national disaster management agencies in Somalia to scale up capacity with support from the United Nations to take a stronger leadership role in coordination of humanitarian response.”

See also resolution 2093 (2013), resolution 2102 (2013), resolution 2275 (2016), resolution 2297 (2016), resolution 2358 (2017).

UN Resolution 2297 (7 July 2016) – Somalia

“Expressing grave concern at the continued violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in Somalia.”

“38. Expresses concern at continued violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in Somalia and underscores the need to end impunity, uphold human rights and to hold accountable those responsible for such violations and abuses, welcomes the recent passage of legislation to establish Somalia’s National Human Rights Commission, encourages its rapid formation and further encourages the FGS [Federal Government of Somalia] to pass legislation aimed at protecting human rights and ensuring investigations and prosecutions of perpetrators of crimes involving violations of international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses.”

“41. Underlines the importance of respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians, especially women and children, as well as relevant Security Council resolutions, by all actors in Somalia.”

See also resolution 2232 (2015), resolution 2372 (2017), resolution 2431 (2018) resolution 2372 (2017), resolution 2408 (2018).

UN Resolution 2317 (10 November 2016) – Somalia

“27. Expresses serious concern at the acute humanitarian situation in Somalia, condemns in the strongest terms increased attacks against humanitarian actors and any misuse of donor assistance and the obstruction of the delivery of humanitarian aid, and reiterates its demand that all parties allow and facilitate full, safe and unhindered access for the timely delivery of aid to persons in need across Somalia and encourages the FGS [Federal government of Somalia] to improve the regulatory environment for aid donors.”

See also resolution 2182 (2014), resolution 2244 (2015),  resolution 2385 (2017).

UN Resolution 2385 (14 November 2017) – Somalia

“Determining that the situation in Somalia, as well as the dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region.”

UN Resolution 2408 (27 March 2018) – Somalia

“22. Expresses concern about all violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of human rights including by Al-Shabaab and affiliates linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da ’esh) and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities, calls on all parties to comply immediately with their obligations under international law and to fulfil their obligations under international humanitarian law to take all feasible precautions to avoid or, in any event minimise civilian deaths and casualties.”

UN Resolution 2431 (30 July 2018) Targeted Sanctions / Somalia

“51. Recalls its resolution 2417 (2018) and expresses grave concern at the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia and its impact on the people of Somalia, commends the efforts of the United Nations humanitarian agencies and other humanitarian actors to deliver life-saving assistance to vulnerable populations, condemns the increase in attacks against humanitarian workers and calls on all parties to respect and protect humanitarian personnel, facilities and assets; further condemns any misuse or obstruction of humanitarian assistance, and reiterates its demand that all parties allow and facilitate rapid, safe and unimpeded access for the timely delivery of aid to persons in need across Somalia in line with humanitarian principles, including by dismantling illegal checkpoints and removing administrative hurdles, underlines the importance of proper accounting in international humanitarian support, and encourages national disaster management agencies in Somalia to scale up capacity with support from the United Nations to take a stronger leadership role in coordination of humanitarian response.”

See also resolution 2093 (2013), resolution 2102 (2013), resolution 2232 (2015), resolution 2275 (2016), resolution 2297 (2016), resolution 2358 (2017),

resolution 2372 (2017), resolution 2408 (2018), resolution 2444 (2018).

UN Resolution 2444 (14 November 2018) – Somalia

“Expressing serious concern at the ongoing difficulties in delivering humanitarian aid in Somalia, and condemning in the strongest terms any party obstructing the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance, any misappropriation or diversion of any humanitarian funds or supplies, and acts of violence against and harassment of humanitarian workers.”

See also resolution 2244 (2015), resolution 2317 (2016), resolution 2385 (2017)