Every year, the EU organises an ocean-activism and awareness-raising campaign #EUBeachCleanup featuring events across the world. All Delegations of the EU around the world take part in this collective effort since several years.
This year, the event in Somalia was organised at EU Diplomatic Compound in Mogadishu in the afternoon of 18 September 2021, and coincided with the World Coastal Cleanup Day. Staff from EUD Somalia, EUCAP Somalia, ECHO Somalia, as well as local staff working in the EU Diplomatic Compound attended the event.
It was estimated that over a ton of plastic and other litter were collected from the beach and the coastal zone directly surrounding the compound.