From the United Nations News Service in New York, USA:
Somalia: Number of Displaced Hits 1 Million Mark – UN Agency
20 November 2007
The number of people displaced within Somalia by recent violence has hit the 1 million mark, a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that conditions are worsening as numbers swell.
Of this figure, 600,000 have fled the “lawless Somali capital, Mogadishu,” Jennifer Pagonis of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told journalists in Geneva. One third of those left “entire neighbourhoods in the volatile capital empty” over the past two weeks alone.
Mogadishu is also now home to an estimated 43,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), a 10,000 increase from a week ago, UNHCR said.
Another confirmation of an earlier United Nations statement, that the war in Somalia of George W. Bush and his dictatorial Ethiopian proxy Zenawi is far worse than the bloody conflict in Darfur, Sudan.
Darfur is the pet showcase for neo-conservatives and “liberal hawks”. They, after over a million dead in Iraq and still counting, still propagate their deathly lies about “humanitarian intervention”. Not because of the very real suffering of residents in and refugees from Darfur, but because there is oil in Sudan. And Big Oil corporations in the USA would like to see more of that in their hands.
Kenya, January 2008: here.