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Monday, 09 September 2013

EU: €124m support for security in Somalia

Approximately €124 million will be allocated to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by the European Union (EU), the European Commission announced on 9 September in Brussels.
This financial support by the EU will cover costs including troop allowances for all AMISOM soldiers, police and civilian components of the mission, as well as operational costs of the mission headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. It is considered be critical in allowing AMISOM to continue to fulfill its United Nations Security Council mandate to carry out active peace support operations across Somalia.
This new funding will cover the period of 1 June to 31 December 2013, and will bring the overall EU contribution to AMISOM to almost €600 million.
The EU also calls on other donors to contribute to funding for AMISOM.
Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development considers that this sum of money is relevant because “AMISOM plays an essential role in supporting Somalia on its path towards stability and lasting peace until the country can assume full responsibility for its own security.”
The EU and Somalia will co-host a High Level Conference on "A New Deal for Somalia" in Brussels on 16 September 2013.

Source: European Commission