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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Half a million people flee war in Somalia",UN says

NAIROBI-Half a million people have fled war in Somalia this year, with hundreds dying on a perilous crossing across the Gulf of Eden to Yemen, the UN refugee agency has said.
The numbers of refugees this year are the highest since the fighting in the country resumed two years ago, according to the UNHCR, while much of the country's population needs humanitarian assistance.
"This year we have seen more than half of Somalia's population in need of humanitarian aid, and more and more people have increasingly been willing to take higher risks to flee the country," said Roberta Russo, UNHCR's spokeswoman for Somalia.
Those who do not attempt the crossing to Yemen generally flee to Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan...
Picture Left:Internally displaced children stand outside their makeshift shelter at a camp on the outskirts of the Somalia's capital Mogadishu.REUTERS/Omar Faruk)

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