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Nearly 300 Somalis killed in January - Yahoo News

Sun, 2008-02-17 20:37 by admin

By SALAD DUHUL, Associated Press Writer
Sat Feb 16, 3:49 PM ET

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MOGADISHU, Somalia - Ongoing clashes in the capital left nearly 300 Somalis dead and hundreds more wounded last month, a local human rights group said Saturday.

Elman Human Rights said 292 people had been killed and another 325 wounded in Mogadishu in January. Civilians are frequently caught in the crossfire between government troops and their Ethiopian allies and Eritrean-backed Islamic insurgents.

Thousands of children in Somalia risk dying: UNICEF

Sat, 2008-02-16 14:52 by admin

Khaleej Times (AFP)
14 February 2008

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GENEVA - Thousands of children in war-torn Somalia risk dying from the insecurity, famine and sickness as the country’s humanitarian crisis worsens, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Thursday.