Analysis: In Kismayo, fragile peace or a gathering storm?

Analysis: In Kismayo, fragile peace or a gathering storm?


KISMAYO/NAIROBI, 19 August 2013 (IRIN) - When bullets tore through the streets of Kismayo in June, leaving over 70 dead as rival militias twice fought for control of the Somali port city, many international aid agencies halted a cautious scale-up of activities.

One of the few to stay was the World Health Organization (WHO).

“For us, conflict means casualties. We are doctors; we have to be there,” Omar Saleh, WHO Somalia’s emergency health coordinator, told IRIN.

But for most internation...


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