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'One million' homeless in Somalia

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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 07:04 AM
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'One million' homeless in Somalia


news.bbc.co.uk

One million people are now living rough in Somalia, the UN refugee agency says.
The figure includes 60% of Mogadishu residents who have fled their homes - 200,000 in the past two weeks - leaving many districts empty, says UNHCR.

People have been forced out by renewed conflict between Islamist insurgents and Ethiopian-backed government forces.

Kenya's government has been strongly criticised for deporting 18 failed Somali asylum-seekers. "They are being sent to die," a rights worker sai
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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 07:04 AM
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It is unforchanet but things are not getting worse again. About a year ago after Islamist won a civil war Ethiopia backed the other side and re claimed the capital. The current government is still backed by Ethiopia. I do not know where the backing of the Islamist is coming from. I do hope that if this latest round of violence is put down quickly maby the people will be able to return to there homes.

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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 07:05 AM
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You know that we live in a sh!t world, right?

There's nothing we or you can do.



posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 07:10 AM
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That may or may not be true. But what you said does make me think of something some one else said.


First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.
Martin Niemoeller



posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 07:43 AM
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Six degrees of separation.
Interestedly you don't hear from the pro Iraq crowd that a lot of the problems in Somalia are due to the UN sanctioned mission ending far to soon . Certainly I think it the job could have been done properly and it would have been useful to have a stable foot hold in Africa.
This article covers a range of areas including peace keeping it is well worth reading in light of the post 9-11 War on Terror .



posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 08:01 AM
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Yes that is a pretty good read. This paragraph kind of stuck out with me.


As former Secretary of State James A. Baker III recently testified before a congressional panel, "Congressional micro-management of foreign policy is a bad idea. It was a bad idea when a Democratic Congress tried to micro-manage the Bush Administration's foreign policy, and it is a bad idea now."

sorce



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