After two decades of civil war, Somalia has begun to rebuild. Switzerland is working closely with Somalia's federal government authorities, as well as with the federal member states. It is also providing support to Somalia's neighbouring countries. Switzerland's main partners include UN agencies, NGOs and regional organisations such as the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
As part of its cooperation programme for the Horn of Africa, Switzerland is active in the areas of good governance, food security, access to health services, migration and protection.