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Commitment to support Somalia

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The State of Qatar has warned against the continued deterioration of the food security situation in Somalia, calling on the international community to provide urgent support to meet  humanitarian and relief needs and relief to avoid the recurrence of the famine that occurred in there 2011.

This came in a speech delivered by second secretary at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar in Geneva Nour Ibrahim al-Sada during the 27th session of the Human Rights Council. 

Nour al-Sada said: “We agree that the human rights situation in Somalia is very complex, as mentioned in the report, and has been affected significantly due to the ongoing conflict in the country for more than two decades.

“We also support the Independent Expert’s remarks that the review and reform of the interim constitution and the continuation of the federal government’s work and building of the state’s institutions are considered most important in helping to achieve stability, reconciliation, development, promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

She pointed out that Qatar condemned all attacks against civilians in Somalia and all violations of human rights and international humanitarian laws and called for necessary investigations to ensure the accountability of those responsible and to bring them to justice.

 “In order to maintain the progress and to face big challenges, my country’s delegation urges the international community and all effective bodies to co-ordinate efforts to provide assistance and capacity building to support and develop the Somali institutions in the field of human rights.

“We also call on the Somalia government to support the implementation and development of a road map for human rights and to seek the realisation of justice, stability and development as well as the achievement of national reconciliation, the fight against corruption and bribery and the establishment of the rule of law.”

Nour al-Sada underlined Qatar’s commitment to support Somalia, noting that many national institutions contributed in the implementation of development projects.


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