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Somalia: Upsurge in violence triggers new wave of displacement

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As of today, some 2.6 million people remain displaced in Somalia. Despite their dire needs, the Somalia Humanirian Response Plan remains over 50 per cent underfunded. © OCHA/M.Kovac

An upsurge in insecurity and conflict has triggered a new wave of displacement in the Lower Shabelle region of South West State. According to UNHCR-led Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN), more than 34,000 people have fled the area since the beginning of August, joining thousands of others who fled earlier in 2018 or before due to conflict, drought and floods, in which the majority are women and children.

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