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Country Profile - Somalia

Somalia , officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a sovereign state with its territory located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It is separated from Soqotra by the Guardafui Channel in the northeast. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland,[10] and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

Somalia is a semi-arid country with about 1.64% arable land.The first local environmental organizations were Ecoterra Somalia and the Somali Ecological Society, both of which helped promote awareness about ecological concerns and mobilized environmental programs in all governmental sectors as well as in civil society. From 1971 onwards, a massive tree-planting campaign on a nationwide scale was introduced by the Siad Barre government to halt the advance of thousands of acres of wind-driven sand dunes that threatened to engulf towns, roads and farm land.By 1988, 265 hectares of a projected 336 hectares had been treated, with 39 range reserve sites and 36 forestry plantation sites established.

Due to Somalia's proximity to the equator, there is not much seasonal variation in its climate. Hot conditions prevail year-round along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. Mean daily maximum temperatures range from 30 to 40 °C (86 to 104 °F), except at higher elevations along the eastern seaboard, where the effects of a cold offshore current can be felt. In Mogadishu, for instance, average afternoon highs range from 28 to 32 °C (82 to 90 °F) in April. Some of the highest mean annual temperatures in the world have been recorded in the country; Berbera on the northwestern coast has an afternoon high that averages more than 38 °C (100 °F) from June through September. Nationally, mean daily minimums usually vary from about 15 to 30 °C (59 to 86 °F).The greatest range in climate occurs in northern Somalia, where temperatures sometimes surpass 45 °C (113 °F) in July on the littoral plains and drop below the freezing point during December in the highlands.[

Member Countries

Member Countries of the Organization are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Its Headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with country Control Reserve Bases in each of the Member Countries

Djibouti

Djibouti

The Republic of Djibouti, located in north-eastern Africa, lies on the western shore of the Gulf of Aden.
Sudan

Sudan

The Republic of the Sudan  , located in north-eastern Africa, lies almost entirely within the tropics between ...

Kenya

Kenya

The Republic of Djibouti, located in north-eastern Africa, lies on the western shore of the Gulf of Aden.
Somalia

Somalia

Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign state with its territory located in the Horn of Africa

Eritrea

Eritrea

Eritrea covers an area of 117,760 km2 and has a coastline of over 1,000 km. It is situated in the Horn of Africa ...
South Sudan

South Sudan

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia covers a total area of 1,104,300 km2 between ...
Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

Uganda

Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains ...

Successful suppression and control of Desert Locusts in the main outbreak areas of Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti has kept Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda free from locust invasion for the past five decades. This means improved food security by saving millions of tonnes of food as well as foreign exchange that would have been spent on importing food in the affected countries.

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