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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.