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AP | Abdi Guled and Katherine Houreld| August 5, 2011

 

Somali government troops opened fire Friday on hungry civilians, killing at least seven people, as both groups made a grab for food at a U.N. distribution site in the capital of this famine-stricken country, witnesses said.

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The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | August 1, 2011

The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.

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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.

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VOA News | July 28, 2011

At least six people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle to protect the flow of food aid against militant attacks.

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Kathmandu, Nepal, 7 May 2010 – The humanitarian community calls on all parties to allow humanitarian work to continue unobstructed. For the past seven days the indefinite strike called by the UCPN-M has brought operations in all parts of the country virtually to a halt, including humanitarian operations. The UN and its humanitarian partners are deeply concerned about the prolonged general strike and its humanitarian impact on some of the most vulnerable communities in the country. The crisis has already directly affected food assistance and emergency seed distribution, and has hampered access to emergency medical services. (more…)

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By IRIN
NAIROBI, 27 August 2009 (IRIN) – Two months after food deliveries to Somalia’s south-central town of Jowhar were halted, several thousand internally displaced persons (IDPs) are facing a food crisis, sources said.

“The little food we were given in June is gone; we have had nothing in the last two months,” Asiyo Jilibey, a community leader, told IRIN on 27 August. “I don’t know what will happen next but if help does not arrive soon we are in trouble.” (more…)

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Reuters

By STEPHANIE NEBEHAY

* Fighting makes aid delivery increasingly difficult

* Over 43,000 cases of acute diarrhoea, including cholera

* WFP feeding 3.5 million in Horn of Africa country

GENEVA, July 21 (Reuters) – Intense fighting is making it increasingly difficult to deliver aid to Somalia, where it is crucial to combat cholera outbreaks and maintain food supplies, U.N. agencies said on Tuesday.

An estimated 223,000 people have fled Mogadishu since May 7, when fighting erupted between government troops and al Shabaab militants who control much of southern Somalia and parts of the capital, the U.N. refugee agency said. (more…)

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