UNHCR reports 88,000 folks kicked out of their homes in Somalia over just 3 months!

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88,000 displaced in Somalia in 3 months: UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that about 88,000 people were internally displaced in Somalia in the first three months of 2024, reported Xinhua.

The UNHCR said the displacement was mainly caused by conflict or insecurity and the long-term effects of flooding, which occurred between October and December 2023.

"Clan conflicts and political differences within the federal member states (FMS) as well as between the Somali government and the FMS further threaten the fragile security situation," the UNHCR said in its latest update released in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

The UN refugee agency noted that the security situation in the country remains tense, with ongoing military operations to reclaim territory from al-Shabab, which has been responsible for multiple indiscriminate attacks, often causing harm to ordinary Somalis.

The indiscriminate reprisal attacks against the non-state armed group have resulted in the deaths and displacement of innocent bystanders, the UNHCR said.

Meanwhile, decades of conflict and insecurity, political tensions, clan dynamics, and climate change have resulted in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, according to the UN agency.

"The heavy rains and flooding subsided by the end of 2023, but the climate crisis persists in Somalia. The residual effects of the floods and drought continue to displace many Somalis," the UNHCR said.

It said finding durable solutions for refugees and asylum-seekers, refugee returnees, and internally displaced persons in cooperation with the government, federal member states, and development and humanitarian partners remains one of its top priorities in Somalia.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

  1. EmmaSmith1990 says

    How can the international community support Somalia in addressing the root causes of displacement and promoting stability?

    1. JohnDoe1985 says

      To address the root causes of displacement in Somalia and promote stability, the international community must focus on conflict resolution, strengthening governance systems, providing sustainable development assistance, and supporting climate resilience initiatives. Engaging with local communities, addressing political tensions, and enhancing security cooperation are also vital aspects to ensure long-term stability and prevent further displacement.

  2. EmilySmith says

    This is absolutely heartbreaking news. It’s devastating to see so many people being forced out of their homes due to conflict and insecurity. The international community needs to come together to support those affected and find long-term solutions to ensure the safety and well-being of the displaced individuals.

  3. EmilyJourney88 says

    It’s heart-wrenching to see so many people forced from their homes due to conflicts and environmental disasters. The international community must prioritize providing aid and support to help those affected in Somalia.

  4. EmilySmith82 says

    How can the international community better support the internally displaced people in Somalia amidst the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis?

    1. JohnJohnson95 says

      In order to support internally displaced people in Somalia effectively, the international community must prioritize humanitarian aid and intervention efforts, ensuring access to essential resources such as food, shelter, clean water, and healthcare. Additionally, fostering dialogue and diplomacy to address the root causes of conflict and insecurity is crucial for long-term stability and sustainable solutions.

  5. Emily_Rose442 says

    I am utterly heartbroken by the news of 88,000 people being forced out of their homes in Somalia. The ongoing conflict, political tensions, and climate crisis have created a devastating humanitarian situation. It’s essential for the international community to come together and provide support to those in need.

  6. EmmaSmith91 says

    I am deeply saddened by the situation in Somalia. It’s heart-wrenching to see so many people displaced due to conflict, insecurity, and natural disasters. The international community must come together to provide assistance and support to those in need.

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