About us

The Netherlands is not present on the ground in Somalia with an Embassy. The Embassy of the Netherlands in Kenya, especially the Somalia department of the embassy, is responsible for the Somalian related issues. The embassy works on topics related to addressing root causes of conflict and migration, terrorism and violent extremisms, rule of law, state building and security as well as on humanitarian issues.

The Somalia department maintains the relationship and contacts with the Somalian authorities, the United Nations in Nairobi and Mogadishu as well with NGO’s working in Somalia.


Somalia Department

Tel: +254 (0)20 4288 251


Roelof Haveman| Head Somalia Department| Tel: +254 (020) 4288 237 | roelof.haveman@minbuza.nl

Elin Hilwig | Senior policy officer Somalia | Tel: +254 (0)204 288 251 | elin.hilwig@minbuza.nl