AFP | July 31, 2011
Armed men shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s war-ravaged capital.
Posted in Africa, Civilian Casualties, Gunfire, Horn of Africa, Somalia, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, Terrorists, United Nations, tagged aid agencies, al Shabaab, Civilian Casualties, horn of Africa, Mogadishu, Somalia, UN, UNICEF, World Food Programme on July 31, 2011|
Politico | Meredith Shiner | June 13, 2011
The Senate Banking Committee will vote Thursday on a bipartisan bill to distribute an initial $4 billion in the Qadhafi government’s frozen assets to the Libyan people, the panel’s top two members announced Tuesday.
“The Libyan Assets for Humanitarian Relief Act” would authorize President Barack Obama to confiscate Qadhafi’s assets, use those resources exclusively for humanitarian aide to citizens of the war-torn nation and enable Congress to oversee the distribution of the funds. (more…)
Reuters | June 9, 2011
UNITED NATIONS – International Criminal Court investigators have evidence linking Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to a policy of raping opponents and may bring separate charges on the issue, the ICC prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested arrest warrants on May 16 against Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief on charges of crimes against humanity committed during attempts to crush the country’s rebellion. (more…)
RIA NOVOSTI | June 8, 2011
Abkhazia and South Ossetia reject the Georgia-sponsored draft UN resolution recognizing the rights of refugees from Georgia’s breakaway regions to return to their homes, an Abkhazian presidential envoy said on Wednesday.
Vyacheslav Chirikba said Georgia was trying to reassert its claim on South Ossetian and Abkhazian territory. (more…)
Posted in Africa, Civilian Casualties, Gunfire, Health Care, Horn of Africa, NGOs, Shelling, Somalia, United Nations, tagged AU, Children casualties, Civilian Casualties, innocent victims, Somalia, UN, WHO on June 1, 2011|
NAIROBI, 31 May 2011 (IRIN) – Hundreds of children younger than five have been wounded in the latest round of fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, accounting for almost half of all trauma cases in May, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
In a press statement issued on 31 May, WHO said recent data showed that the main causes of death among under-fives were burns, chest injuries and internal haemorrhaging caused by blast injuries, shrapnel and bullets.