Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace & security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include, most notably, the extant presence of violent extremist group Al Shabaab, particularly in rural areas, recurrent & unresolved clan, land & resource-based conflicts; weak & nascent institutions & the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals, particularly to urban centers.
Whilst the transition, recovery & development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict & violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace & security, particularly at community levels. Currently, some areas, such as the Middle & Lower Shabelle regions, remain at risk of deteriorating into clan-based conflict & the strengthening of violent extremist & other militia groups, in the absence of consolidated, strategic support for stability.
Since 2016, our client has been supporting the govt. to lead & for communities to drive transition & recovery processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict & violent extremism. These programs, which are implemented through the Recovery & Durable Solutions (RDS) Unit, is intended to promote stability in fragile & displacement affected areas of Somalia as well as the attainment of durable solutions to internal displacement.