Humanitarian activities will continue to be exempted from restrictions imposed under an arms embargo relating to the Horn of Africa, according to the United Nations Security Council.
As reported by Devex, the council adopted resolution 1916 in March to extend for another year the mandate of the U.N. panel of experts tasked with monitoring compliance with sanctions related to the conflict in Somalia.
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“The Security Council noted that the measures in paragraph 5 of resolution 1916 remain necessary to address the situation in Somalia, which continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,” the council said in a press statement.
The resolution eased some restrictions “to ensure the flow of urgently needed humanitarian assistance” by allowing the delivery of supplies and technical assistance by subregional, regional and international groups, U.N. News Center reports. It calls on the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia to report on the implementation of the provision every 120 days.