Displaced people and Somali Transitional Government forces in Dhobley, Somalia, July 2011 © 2010 AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam Somalia: End War Crimes to Help Tackle Famine Abuses by All Sides Contribute to Current Crisis AUGUST 14, 2011 RELATED MATERIALS: “You Don’t Know Who to Blame” MORE COVERAGE: Guardian: Somalia’s humanitarian crisis worsened by violations of [...]
Britain’s development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, steps down from an African Union armoured vehicle in Mogadishu. Photograph: Pool/Reuters Britain’s international development secretary on Wednesday warned that up to 400,000 children could die through starvation if urgent action is not taken to help Somalia and its neighbours in the Horn of Africa. Andrew Mitchell’s grim warning came as he saw [...]
A Somali government spokesperson denied HRW’s accusations that all parties are guilty in the Somalia conflict Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said all the parties in Somalia’s conflict have violated the rules of war and are guilty of causing civilian casualties in the fight for territorial control that is contributing to the humanitarian catastrophe there. The New York-based group said al-Shabab, [...]
Gaza. Somalia. Humanity Lives on Kids in Gaza. (Zoriah.net) By Ramzy Baroud I remember how exhilarated I felt when I was told I was old enough to fast for the month of Ramadan. My feelings had little to do with abstention from food and drink between dawn and sunset each day. For a child, there [...]
Somali forces have reinforced their hold on Mogadishu, but al-Shabab called its retreat a “tactical move” [AFP] Somalia‘s government has offered an open amnesty to al-Shabab fighters after the rebels made a surprise withdrawal from the capital, Mogadishu, over the weekend. “We offer an amnesty – put down your weapons and your guns, and come and [...]
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The famine in the Horn of Africa is spreading and may soon engulf as many as six more regions of the lawless nation of Somalia, the U.N. humanitarian aid chief said Monday. Some “12.4 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti are in dire need of help and the situation is [...]
This is what war means, not glory or conquest but a refugee camp full to bursting, women and children in complete danger.
Humanitarian crisis as world’s largest refugee camp declared full Tens of thousands in Dadaab camp in Kenya face starvation after fleeing violence in Somalia, medical charity warns Share8 David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 June 2011 18.14 BST Article history Somali refugees wait in line for food at the refugee camp in Dadaab, [...]