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NAIROBI, 7 July 2009 (IRIN) – As more internally displaced persons (IDPs) flee fighting in Mogadishu for the southern coastal city of Kismayo, conditions for thousands already living there are deteriorating sharply, local sources said.

“There are about 29,000 of us [IDPs] in Kismayo and we are living in very bad conditions; no one is helping us,” Mahamud Ali, an elder in one of the IDP camps, told IRIN by telephone from Kismayo, 500km south of Mogadishu.

“The last time any assistance was provided to the displaced was in April this year. People are in a desperate situation.” There are no aid agencies operating in Kismayo, he said. (more…)

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