USAID partnered with the Somali people during the past 20 years and is strengthening that partnership as Somalis rebuild after decades of conflict.
On September 10, 2012, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud was elected President through a democratic process.
The USG officially recognized the Government of Somalia on January 17, 2013.
Autonomous Somaliland and semi-autonomous Puntland govern their own affairs.
UN-approved African Union Stabilization Force (AMISOM) has been active in Somalia since 2006.
Food security and nutrition conditions have improved since the height of the drought and famine in 2011, but Somalia continues to experience a significant humanitarian crisis.
More than 1 million people remain in crisis. Without sustained humanitarian support, an additional 1.7 million risk falling back into crisis.
Insecurity continues to limit humanitarian access.
Around 870,000 people remain in crisis and emergency. An additional 2.3 million are classified as stressed and their food security remains fragile.
Recentt security improvements in key urban areas of southern Somalia providde a critical opportunity to address urgent needs and promote early recovery; international complacency at this time would have serious implications for long-term stability and viability.