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05/11/2011
The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) this month released their four year plan of action for Somalia.

According to the report,

DFID aims to promote longer-term stability, and to directly transform the lives of poor Somalis. The programme will have four pillars: a) governance and peace building; b) wealth and job creation; c) health care, particulary for women; and d) humanitarian assistance. By working in these areas, we aim both to address the humanitarian effects of the conflict and to consolidate local areas of stability by helping local communities to take control of their own affairs, creating jobs, and improving access to women’s and children’s health and reproductive care. We will also promote government that is more broadly accepted, by helping the central and Somaliland governments to be credible alternatives to militias, and to build on widely accepted local government structures and ways of resolving disputes. We believe we can reduce instability, including its impact on the region and the UK, by reducing incentives for people to participate in violence and crime; reinforcing peaceful ways for communities to agree on the use of resources; undermining reliance on militia for security, food, incomes and services; and by shifting expectations for a stable future from extremists or warlords towards legitimate authorities.

The full report with specific details and statistics can be read here.