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- OCHA: United Nations and World Bank Group call for sustained funding to relieve suffering in Somalia. 12 Sep 2019
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- WHO: WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean concludes visit to Somalia. 17 Sep 2019
- Protection Cluster: Somalia: Protection cluster - Protection Partner Presence (as of August 2019). 17 Sep 2019
- AMISOM: AMISOM, Somali Police Force tackle gender-based violence. 16 Sep 2019
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0412
1-30 September 1996
THIS REPORT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE
OF THE UN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR AND RESIDENT
"An open wound in the Horn of Africa"
Since it ceased to be a household name in the early 1990s, Somalia has slipped from public consciousness. The departure of UN forces in 1995 and the reduction of aid personnel led many people to believe that Somalia had returned to a state of near-normality.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- In a bid to boost the local economy and humanitarian relief efforts, faction leader Hussein Aidid agreed Monday to reopen an airport under his control.
EAST AFRICA AND THE HORN
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Heightening tensions on the Ethiopian-Somali border, Ethiopian soldiers exchanged fire with a Somali faction, U.N. officials said Wednesday.
The faction was trying to seize the border town of Dolo.
Hussein Ali, a spokesman for the Somali Muslim militant group Al-Itihad Al-Islam, said in Nairobi that the fighting Monday killed five Ethiopian soldiers and eight militants.
In August, Ethiopian troops seized Dolo, previously held by the Muslim group.
MOGADISHU, Sept 18 (Reuter) - An American aid worker kidnapped by Somali gunmen in north Mogadishu left for Kenya on Wednesday after his captors said his abduction was a result of mistaken identity.
Daniel Suther, who was working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was freed on Wednesday in the
MOGADISHU, Sept 17 (Reuter) - Gunmen kidnapped an American working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the northern part of Somalia's capital on Tuesday, witnesses said.
They said the American, who was not identified, and his Somali driver were seized by more than eight gunmen who intercepted his vehicle on Sanaa road in northern Mogadishu and fired in the air.
The gunmen disarmed the American's two Somali guards and drove off with the driver and aid worker in their USAID four
14 August 96 - UNHCR has spent 13.8 million dollars on rehabilitation and integration projects in northwest Somalia since
1992, including construction of schools, repair of water facilities and rehabiliation of hospitals, to benefit returnees and local
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By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
OGADISHU, Somalia -- Ethiopian troops, tanks and helicopter gunships have crossed the border into western Somalia and attacked three towns, killing scores of people, a Somali Muslim fundamentalist faction charged Friday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United Nations has opened talks with one of Somalia's most powerful warlords on a large-scale return of international aid agencies in the Somali capital.
MOGADISHU (Sep 1, 1996 10:23 a.m. EDT) - Somali clan leader Hussein Aideed said on Sunday he would disarm other armed militias operating in the country.
Aideed, 33, was picked by supporters last week as chairman of clan alliance Somali National Alliance (SNA) founded by his late father, Mohamed Farah Aideed.
Speaking in his south Mogadishu stronghold at the final condolence ceremony for his father, he promised to defend Somalia from both internal and external enemies.
"My father resisted neocolonialism. We will continue that struggle," he said.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
The present round of fighting in Mogadishu started in April and has continued to flare up sporadically since that time. Many people in the affected areas have lost their homes or fled to safety. The exact numbers of those killed are not known, but can be conservatively estimated in their hundreds. The number of people wounded is high and most casualities are civilians.
FROM SAM KILEY IN NAIROBI
ETHIOPIAN forces pounded Muslim fundamentalist militia in northern Somalia with helicopter gunships, tanks and artillery over the weekend and vowed to continue its attacks against the "international terrorist group" it blames for a series of bombings and assassination attempts.
The invasion by troops in support of a Somali faction opposed to the al-Ittihad al-Islami (Islamic Union) left hundreds dead after two days of fighting in which three fundamentalist strongholds close to the Kenyan border were captured.
MOGADISHU, Aug 11 - Heavy fighting between rival Somali factions resumed in earnest Sunday after more than a week of calm in the aftermath of the burial of former top warlord General Mohamed Farah Aidid.
Reports reaching here said there were heavy clashes Sunday in the southwestern Balad district between troops led by Hussein Mohamed Aidid -- who now heads his father's United Somali Congress/Somali National Alliance (USC/SNA) faction -- and those of self-styled Somali interim president Ali Mahdi Mohamed's Somali Salvation Alliance (SSA).
The were no immediate official …