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Somaliland: Police

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 87861, tabled on 6 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Government last allocated funding to support Somaliland's police rapid response unit.

Answered on

9 December 2021

UK funding for Somaliland's Police Rapid Reaction Unit ended in March 2020. Our efforts to improve Somaliland's security sector now focus on support for the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) of the Somaliland Police (through the Counter Terrorism Programme Fund). With UK support, the CTU has successfully established and staffed a state-of-the-art investigation and detentions facility. The CTU has also achieved significant operational successes, including the prosecution of a large number of high-interest terrorism cases.

Tackling Al Shabaab is one of the UK's top international counter-terrorism priorities, as we seek to keep the UK and our interests at home and overseas safe from the threat of terrorism.

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