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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

UN human rights expert warns of a looming humanitarian disaster in Somalia.

Geneva, 8 August 2014 - Human rights expert at the UN, Bahame Tom Nyanduga has called for urgent reponse from donors to avert a looming humanitarian disaster in Somalia as food shortage situation is reported to be deteriorating rapidly. View statement


UNICEF/WHO Press Release: Polio continues to spread despite massive vaccination effort in Somalia

Galkayo, Somalia, 22 July 2014 – Despite an ongoing intensive vaccination campaign, four new cases of polio have been confirmed in Somalia this year bringing the total number of those affected since the outbreak began in May 2013 to 198 – most of them children.  UNICEF and WHO have warned that unless all children are vaccinated, the number of those affected will continue to rise…View/Download Press Statement


Somalia Marks 3 years since the UN declared Famine: Agencies warn of a high risk of relapse in the humanitarian situation. Lessons must be learnt from the past to avert another crisis. (View/Download the Press Release)


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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