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10 Nov 2011 description

Executive Summary

Civilian casualties are common in Somalia, the world’s most dangerous country. Ravaged by two decades of conflict, the current fighting between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and various armed groups (notably al-Shabaab) continues to take a heavy toll on the civilian population.

10 Nov 2011 description

New report presses parties to the conflict to respond to harm

NAIROBI- Parties to the conflict in Somalia can take immediate measures to lessen its impact on civilians, said CIVIC, the Washington-based organization advocating on behalf of civilians in war, in a report launched today. Civilian Harm in Somalia: Creating an Appropriate Response details what Somalis want in response to harm. Research was conducted with support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

23 Dec 2010 description
report CIVIC Worldwide

Advocacy group calls on UN and AMISOM to protect civilians, address civilian harm

Following yesterday's extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) mandate by the UN Security Council, Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) called on the UN and AMISOM to ensure the reinforced peace operation prioritizes protection and helps civilians caught in the conflict's crossfire.

The renewed mandate reaffirms UN support for the African Union's peace support operation in Somalia to bolster the Transitional Federal Government and authorized an increase in …