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Somalia: Escalation in fighting puts IDPs at further risk

Publisher Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC)
Publication Date 7 October 2011
Cite as Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC), Somalia: Escalation in fighting puts IDPs at further risk, 7 October 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e92de2b398.html [accessed 20 September 2014]
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UNHCR has raised concerns about the impact on IDPs of the renewed fighting between insurgent groups in southern Somalia. The escalation in violence around the town of Dobley near the border with Kenya is reportedly worsening the already dire humanitarian situation of IDPs, with the fighting hindering the flight of people using Dobley as a transit point from which to seek refuge in Kenya.

Meanwhile, a suicide bombing attack near government buildings in Mogadishu on Tuesday, which killed over 70 people, has led to fears that humanitarian access to displaced people will be further limited.

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