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23 Feb 2009 description

SUMMARY OF THE ASSESSMENT

In response to the current humanitarian emergency in the central regions of Somalia, SYPD send a rapid assessment team to determine the level of the humanitarian emergency in Galguduud region and how SYPD and other humanitarian actors can take action against these crises.

20 Jun 2008 description

The Ethiopian intervension of Somalia created one of the largest Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the world. More than half of Mogadishu's inhabitants fled their homes and moved to the city's outskirts. The situation had worsened when the government of Kenya sealed its border with Somalia. The decision of the Kenyan authority put lives of thousands of Somali asylum seekers in danger.

The humanitarian agencies are not doing enough to help an estimated 1.5 million internal displaced people mainly scattered Mogadishu- Afgoye corridor.

16 Jun 2008 description

The Somali children are recruited by both Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and oppositions as soldiers to fight for them in order to achieve their political agendas without giving deserved consideration to the children rights. Consequently, thousands of children have lost their lives in the wars and conflicts others got disabled.

Child labour is another factor escalating the problem. Almost every industry of the private sector recruits children as cheap labour. Restaurants, retailers, wholesalers and hotels are big abusers of child rights.