11 November 2012

Somalia Government Resumes Evicting Mogadishu Squatters

Photo: UN Photo/Stuart Price
Thousands of people are also living as internally displaced people in the city, after fleeing conflict and drought over the last 20 years (file photo).

Mogadishu — Somali government has started on Sunday a major operation to remove thousands of people who have been squatting in government buildings in Mogadishu, the capital.

An official has told Shabelle Media that the buildings which they are forcing the people to leave are state assets and the order is from Benadir regional administration under Somali government.

However, the people expressed alarming concern over the evicting mover from the government buildings, saying they have nowhere else to go and dwell.

Many thousands of people are also living as internally displaced people IDPs in the city, after fleeing conflict and drought from some areas in south and central Somalia over the last 20 years.

The security situation in Mogadishu has improved over the past year.

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Somali Govt Resumes Evicting Mogadishu Squatters

Thousands of people are also living as internally displaced people in the city, after fleeing conflict and drought over the last 20 years (file photo).

Thousands of squatters staying in government buildings in the country's capital Mogadishu say they have nowhere to go as government undertakes a major operation to remove them. Read more »