Hunger spreads in Somalia as militants block towns

By Associated Press The Washington Post 6 June, 2014 MOGADISHU, Somalia — Severe hunger is spreading in southern Somalia where militants have encircled several towns in the control of African Union forces, preventing food deliveries there, residents and officials say. Deaths from malnutrition and hunger have been reported. “I’m packed up to go,” Maryan Howshow shouted by phone from the town of Bulo Burte. She said her son died of hunger last

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Genocide Alerts: Somalia

Mass Atrocities Alert: Somalia 29 March 2012   Complex civil conflicts, along with devastating periods of drought over the past two decades have left the Republic of Somalia a failed state. The UNDP deems Somalia the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster.” Somalia’s instability has led to mass atrocities and human rights violations against the civilian population, being committed by all major parties involved in the conflict, but especially

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Somalia ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Somali militants threaten to avenge Puntland killings By Richard Lough, Reuters 01 May 2013 Al Qaeda-linked Somali militants who have dug into parts of the northern Puntland province pledged vengeance after authorities in the autonomous region executed 13 suspected Islamist rebels. Puntland long avoided being caught up in

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Archived Updates

2 April 2013, “Explosion hits Somalia’s Dahabshiil bank headquarters
,” by Reuters 23 March 2013, "Somalia: Human Rights Worker Shot and Killed in Mogadishu," Garowe Online 20 March 2013, "String of bomb attacks in Somalia’s capital empties beach restaurants, holds back progress," by Associated Press 19 March 2013, "Deadly car bomb rocks Somali capital," by Al Jazeera 18 January 2012, "Somalia: U.S. Recognizes Government," by New York

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