Fighting in Mogadishu

What is affected
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 07 May 2009
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country Somalia
Location Mogadishu

Affected persons

Total 27000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Source: IDMC Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. Article found at ------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOMALIA: FRESH FIGHTING DISPLACES TENS OF THOUSANDS IN MOGADISHU At least 27,000 people have been displaced from Mogadishu as a result of fresh fighting between government forces and Islamist insurgents. The fighting, the fiercest that Mogadishu has seen in months, has brought much of the capital to a standstill. The deputy chairman of the Mogadishu-based Elman Human Rights Organisation warned IRIN that the city would soon be empty as families continued to flee the fighting. Ali Sheikh Yassin blamed indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas for the displacement. A local reporter also told IRIN that many of those fleeing had returned from camps in the past few months....

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