Somalia has suffered from 20 years of conflict leading to severe under-development and humanitarian need. Regional instability threatens the interests of other nations through terrorism, illegal migration and piracy. A new federal government took office in Somalia in September 2012. In addition to its humanitarian programme in Somalia, DFID is working closely on development goals with the new administration. International support for several of the government’s development priorities was confirmed at the Somalia Conference in London in May 2013. The programme covers South Central, Puntland and Somaliland, recognising the differences in context and opportunities.
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