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UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 1982/4: Assistance to refugees in Somalia.

Publisher UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Author UN Economic and Social Council (1982, 1st sess. : New York)
Publication Date 27 April 1982
Citation / Document Symbol E/RES/1982/4
Reference 1982
Cite as UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 1982/4: Assistance to refugees in Somalia., 27 April 1982, E/RES/1982/4, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae69ee98.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
 

Assistance to refugees in Somalia

The Economic and Social Council,

Recalling its resolution 1981/31 of 6 May 1981 and General Assembly resolution 36/153 of 16 December 1981, on the question of assistance to refugees in Somalia,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General, to which was annexed the report of the review mission to Somalia on the situation of the refugees in Somalia, containing an assessment of their over-all needs as well as the amount and type of assistance required to strengthen support services and facilities,

Aware of the consequences of the social and economic burden placed on the Government and people of Somalia as a result of the influx of refugees and the subsequent impact on the national development and the infrastructure of the country,

1. Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the situation of the refugees in Somalia;

2. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General and to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for their continued efforts to mobilize international assistance on behalf of the refugees in Somalia;

3. Notes with satisfaction the assistance rendered to the refugees in Somalia to date by various Member States, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, the United Nations Children's Fund and other concerned intergovernmental organizations;

4. Also notes with satisfaction the valuable services and assistance being contributed to the Somali refugee programme by various voluntary agencies and non-governmental organizations;

5. Appeals to Member States, international organizations and voluntary agencies to render all possible material, financial and technical assistance to the Government of Somalia to enable it to meet the needs of the refugees, including those aspects relating to their education, self-help activities and community development and to the strengthening of support services and facilities;

6. Requests the Secretary-General, in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to report on the refugee situation in Somalia and on the progress made in implementing the recommendations contained in the report of the review mission to the Economic and Social Council at its second regular session of 1982;

7. Further requests the Secretary-General, in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to submit a report to the General Assembly at its thirty-seventh session on the progress achieved in the implementation of the present resolution.

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