Somalia has experienced conflict for almost three decades, with serious human consequences and insecurity. Half a million people are estimated to have been killed and millions have fled internally or abroad.
The formation of the Peace Operation (AMISOM) by the UN and the African Union and the establishment of a federal government in 2012 have led to a fragile but positive development in the war-torn country. However, of the population of just over 12 million people, over 40% live in extreme poverty and around 5 million depend on emergency aid.
Somalia deserves increased trade and investment to support fragile progress towards peace and prosperity.
See our sesame from Somalia under Goods.