Situation of refugees in Somalia: resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council
1980/53. Situation of refugees in Somalia
The Economic and Social Council,
Having heard the statement of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to the Council at its second regular session of 1980,1
Taking note of the statement by the observer for Somalia on the situation of refugees in Somalia,2
Recalling Council resolution 1980/9 of 28 April 1980,
Expressing its appreciation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and his staff for the dedicated and efficient manner in which they continue to work in support of refugees in Somalia,
Taking into account the fact that more than six months have elapsed since the visit of the United Nations interagency mission on the refugee situation in Somalia,
Noting with concern the dramatic increase in the refugee population in Somalia,
1. Requests the Secretary-General, in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to consider the necessity of dispatching a review mission to Somalia to assess current developments in the refugee situation, as a follow-up to the earlier report of the United Nations interagency mission;3
2. Further requests the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to submit an updated report on the current refugee situation in Somalia to the General Assembly at its thirty-fifth session;
3. Appeals once again to all Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and all voluntary agencies to increase further their assistance to the Government of Somalia in its effort to provide relief and assistance to refugees in Somalia.
44th plenary meeting
24 July 1980
1 See E/1980/SR.38.