ReliefWeb » Document » Somalia: Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin No. 36, 11 – 18 Sep 2009

Somalia MapThe Somali Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) unit of FAO Somalia says that much of the country is likely to experience near-normal to above-normal (enhanced) rainfall due to El Nino driven weather conditions from October – December 2009. The rains are likely to be similar to the 2006 rainy season, which caused major flooding and displaced more than 300,000 people.During the week, there were two major security incidents in Mogadishu. On 17 September, insurgents launched a suicide attack on the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) force headquarters located within the Mogadishu International Airport, killing 21 people and wounding at least 40 others. Reportedly, the attackers rammed through the compound in two vehicles. The AU Special Representative issued a press release on the same day condemning the attack and reiterated the AU’s commitment to peace and reconciliation in Somalia. The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon also expressed shock and outrage at the attack. The European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), League of Arab States, the UN, Norway and US expressed their dissatisfaction in a joint press statement.

ReliefWeb » Document » Somalia: Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin No. 36, 11 – 18 Sep 2009

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