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Ban Ki-moon’s latest announcement urging support for Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government could not have come at more desperate time with hundreds of thousands continuing to face vulnerability due to displacement, violence and drought…

Source: United Nations News Service

Date: 31 Jan 2011

31 January 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to assist Somalia’s transitional Government in its effort to initiate reconciliation with other political and armed groups that renounce the use of violence in favour of the formation of local civil administrations. (more…)

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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Date: 29 Oct 2010

UNHCR is alarmed by a fast deteriorating humanitarian situation at the northern part of the Kenya-Somali border. This week we have seen hundreds of Somalis continuing to flee clashes between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, a militia group allied to the transitional Somali Government, in the Somali border town of Beled Hawo.

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Date: 29 Oct 2010

Belet Xaawo, Gedo (Southwest)

Belet Xaawo has been relatively calm following heavy fighting between pro-Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and Al Shabaab on 18 and 21 October. On 27 October, sporadic shooting by Al Shabaab targeting TFG forces, was reported. No civilian casualties were reported. Displacement figures remain unclear, but various estimates indicate that between 65 – 80 percent of the population in Belet Xaawo has been displaced. Access remains a key concern for aid workers in the area.

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By AP

The top United Nations humanitarian official today expressed his growing alarm at the continuing abuses and civilian casualties in the conflict in Somalia, as well as the challenges faced by humanitarian workers who are increasingly the target of violence. (more…)

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By The New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 15 women cleaning the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, were killed Sunday by a large bomb buried in a pile of garbage, witnesses and hospital officials said.

Mogadishu, the country’s bullet-pocked capital, has seen more than its share of carnage lately as Islamist insurgents wage an intense urban battle against government and Ethiopian forces. But witnesses described an especially grisly and panicked scene on Sunday after a street sweeper accidentally tripped a large roadside bomb. (more…)

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At least seven civilians were killed when Islamist insurgents attacked a joint convoy of Ethiopian and Somali troops, sparking deadly clashes, witnesses said on Monday.

Fifteen others were wounded in the clashes that erupted Sunday in northern Mogadishu’s Towfiq district and spread to others residential zones in the volatile coastal capital, they said.

“Five civilians, including four children, were killed in Gupta neighbourhood when they were hit by an artillery shell. Four of them died in the spot while the fifth one passed away later,” said Abdifatah Mohamed Nur, a resident. (more…)

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By UN News Service

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia today expressed grave concern at the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the country after two Somali aid workers were killed on Friday, while the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported that one of its transport agents was shot dead on Sunday. (more…)

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