Somalia has been experiencing conflict for nearly three decades, with serious human consequences and insecurity. Half a million people are estimated to have been killed and millions have fled the internet or abroad.
The formation of the AU-led peace operation (AMISOM) 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 are dependent on emergency aid.
Somalia deserves to have increased trade and investment to support the fragile progress towards peace and prosperity.
See our sesame from Somalia under Goods.