Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 June 2009

Somalia / Worsening security situation




Somalia / Worsening security situation


MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 26, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.



Another 26,000 people have been displaced from the Somali capital Mogadishu in the past five days, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).  The latest wave of displacement was caused by mounting insecurity amid fierce fighting between Government forces and Islamist insurgents.  UNHCR says that there are now 160,000 civilians displaced by the fighting since early May.


UNHCR also says that the worsening security situation is making it more difficult for aid agencies to reach and help those in need of urgent assistance.




United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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