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No improvement for Somalian government

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Somalia’s displaced people are still struggling despite a government being set up a year ago.

More than one million people have been displaced in Somalia by 22 years of conflict and recent droughts.

About 370,000 people have taken shelter in the capital Mogadishu.

Many say they have little to celebrate as living conditions in the camps have not improved.

"I moved here with my parents. We don't have basic food or water every day. I don't know why we stay here. We have nothing," said a displaced Somali.

"We came to Mogadishu three years ago. We received some aid in the first year, but later we received nothing. We don't see any improvements, or even worse."

Basic needs like education and security have proven challenging for the government.

Mohame, Hinna Centre officer said: "Actually many challenges face these vulnerable people who are gathered in 77 areas.”

“They have nothing to eat, they have nothing to drink and they have few services. Most of the girls don't go to schools. The other thing is the security of this place is not reliable," she added.

President Hassan Sheik Mohamud’s government has made positive changes and has implemented a refugee resettlement policy.

However, significant improvements on the ground are still to be seen.


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