Yemen: Somali refugees live in alarming conditions
An estimated 4,000 Somali refugees are living in alarming conditions in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, and their living situations have worsened since the civil war erupted early last year between dominant Shiite Houthi group and exiled government of internationally recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
A number of Somali lawmakers have demanded an apology from U.N. Special Envoy Nicholas Kay for allegations that some MPs had been bribed in order to influence their vote in a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.
Briefing to the Security Council on Somalia: Under-Secretary-General/Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos‏
Since the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia in 2012, optimism over the expected progress in state and peace building and political and security improvements have not translated into an improvement of the humanitarian situation.
MOGADISHU - Residents of Mogadishu have raised concerns about their safety after the Somali army recently fired hundreds of disgruntled soldiers, many of whom are believed to still be in possession of their arms.
Somali military officials said early in February that 700 army soldiers were “relieved of their duties” following the restructuring of the army to make it a more professional force.