Somalia 'New Deal': EU pledge at Brussels conference
Donors have pledged 1.8bn euros ($2.4bn; £1.5bn) at a conference in Brussels to help Somalia end more than two decades of conflict.
The money is part of a "New Deal" for what is widely regarded as a failed state, officials said
The EU and Somali government believe now is a good time to adopt the programme as the country has entered a new era, with a more legitimate government and progress on the security front.
The New Deal focuses on peace and state-building.