An open letter to the UN Security Council in connection with the latest press release in the Sool region of Somaliland
This UNSC biased press release is written and influenced by Somali Ambassador to the UNSC Osman Abukar (Baale), it is important to take the presented content with a grain of salt due to its highly biased nature. His agenda is clear in attempting to paint a negative image of SOMALILAND, and therefore his opinion should not be taken at face value.
Firstly, The SOMALILAND nation welcomed the UNSC press release on peace, but expressed serious concerns about the UNSC’s lack of information on LasAnod, the conflict at Sool SOMALILAND.
Before we go into the details of the Security Council news release.
Five months ago, LasAnod in Somaliland was a tranquil and prosperous town. Unfortunately, the conflict has caused enormous destruction and disruption in people’s lives. Now the town is tormented by violence, poverty, rape and desperation. Despite this, Somaliland remains hopeful for a peaceful solution and a brighter future for their beloved city.
The civil war in LasAnod has been a tragedy for the city and its people.
From the moment the civil war began in LasAnod, it has been nothing short of catastrophic for the city and its inhabitants. Before the war, LasAnod was prosperous and full of life. But now, the conflict has left its citizens struggling to cope with the destruction and sorrow that has been brought upon them. It breaks the heart to see the misery and despair that war inflicts on a once peaceful place. The people of LasAnod deserve more than this and should be given the chance to rebuild their lives and their country.
The city of LasAnod was a vibrant and lively place. Just five months prior to the conflict, one can view the city in its full glory. To re-experience the city of LasAnod during its peaceful time, one can click on the link to have a glimpse of what it looked like.
Secondly, I suggest that UNSCOM read and have some indication of how the conflict at LasAnod began. Please click on the link below.
On June 8th, 2023, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued a statement in regards to the ongoing conflict in Las Anod, Somaliland. However, many have expressed their dissatisfaction with the statement, citing it as ill-informed and one-sided.
SOMALILAND welcomes The statement expressed the UNSC’s appeal to end the conflict in Las Anod and create the conditions for peace and humanitarian assistance, as well as the stabilisation of the situation in the area. However, it appears as though the UNSC was not well-informed about the facts on the ground, and there has been much criticism of the statement as a result.
Who is UNSC
I would like to start by saying a couple of things about the United Nations Security Council, which has violated human rights.
1- the UNSCOM press release is nothing more than an opinion of a few people.
2- The United Nations Security Council does not have the power to do as it pleases or to change things as it pleases.
3- Review their reports and you will not encounter a single problem or conflict which they have successfully resolved.
4- See how much blood is spilled in the world.
Twelve times the UN has failed the world
The United Nations General Staff is the most corrupt people on earth in every direction. Find out how many children and women are being raped around the world by United Nations personnel, particularly in the poorest countries of Africa.
Find out more, open this link.
These allegations are usually related to the sexual misconduct of peacekeepers with women and girls in Africa and Asia, usually in exchange for food or a few dollars.
According to the United Nations, the frequency of these contacts has been staggering and many involved girls under 18, some of whom are between 11 and 14 years old. Mar 1, 2023.
What are the responsibilities of the United Nations Security Council?
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is an international body responsible for preserving international peace and security. Unfortunately, there have been allegations of the UNSC violating human rights, with reports of UN personnel engaging in sexual misconduct with women and children in exchange for food or other small amounts of money.
In 2020, the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services released a report indicating that personnel from the UNSC were responsible for over 60,000 cases of sexual exploitation in Africa and Asia.
These cases involved women and girls as young as 11 and 14 years old. This is a staggering number that highlights the severe abuse of human rights that is taking place.
The UNSC has a duty to protect the rights of people across the world, and to ensure that all of its personnel act in accordance with international laws and standards. It is the responsibility of the UNSC to put an end to such abuses, and to ensure that all personnel are held accountable for their actions.
It is clear that the UNSC needs to do more to ensure that human rights are respected. This includes strengthening the oversight of peacekeepers, and ensuring that reports of sexual misconduct are taken seriously and addressed appropriately. Furthermore, the UNSC should work to ensure that all personnel are well aware of the consequences of any violations of human rights, and that these consequences are rigorously enforced.
In conclusion, the UNSC has a responsibility to protect the rights and safety of people around the world. It is clear that the UNSC has failed in this duty currently and in the past, with reports of personnel engaging in sexual misconduct with women and children. The UNSC must take action to put an end to these abuses, and ensure that all personnel are held accountable for their actions. Only then can the UNSC truly fulfill its mandate to uphold human rights and ensure international peace and security.
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About the SOMALILAND press release by UNSC
To provide some clarity on what is really going on in Las Anod, it is important to note that Somaliland forces have controlled the town and the entire Sool region over the last fifteen years. In response to requests from traditional leaders of Las Anod, the Somaliland forces withdrew from the town to allow for a meeting to take place.
It is also important to note that the Somaliland government has made a concerted effort to resolve the conflict in Las Anod. In April of this year, the government sent a delegation to Las Anod to hold talks to try to broker a solution to the conflict.
Despite the UNSC’s statement, there is still much work is going in Las Anod. The government of SOMALILAND continues to work together to ensure that peace and stability are maintained in the region. The government also continue to support the efforts to resolve the conflict in Las Anod. Only then will the parties be able to create the conditions for peace and humanitarian assistance, and ensure the stabilisation of the situation in Las Anod.
Since the beginning of December in 2022, the SOMALILAND security forces have withdrawn from the town of LasAnod , then an attack from the allied militias and terror groups happened on the Hamdi Hotel where senior SOMALILAND officials were staying to negotiate with LasAnod traditional elders. Since then, the SOMALILAND army has been on the defensive and has taken every action necessary to avoid civilian casualties.
The SOMALILAND government has repeatedly called for dialogue to resolve the conflict, however, these calls have been ignored or rejected by the Las Anod clan chiefs. In addition, the SOMALILAND government has provided access to international organizations to provide humanitarian assistance and has delivered medical supplies to the people of Las Anod.
The people of Somaliland and the entire region are very concerned about the increasing presence of Al-Shabab terrorists in the LasAnod-Sool region and the lack of recognition of the situation by the United Nations Security Council.
The main obstacle to peace and stability in LasAnod is the presence of allied militia forces of the neighboring Somali state of Puntland, as well as al-Shabab terrorist fighters taking advantage of clan allegiance to cover their activities in the town. In order to resolve the conflict in LasAnod, the SOMALILAND government calls for the withdrawal of Puntland forces from the town.
The government of SOMALILAND also emphasizes the importance of maintaining its sovereignty and territory as outlined in the Constitutive Act of the African Union, which is recognized by the United Nations.
We call upon the United Nations Security Council to support peacekeeping efforts instead of creating additional problems in the region.
Ahmed Yasin Mohamed Jama