ReliefWeb » Document » Somalia: Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin No. 39, 02 – 09 Oct 2009

Somalia MapThree aid workers with Action Against Hunger (ACF) were released on 3 October in Somalia. The three were captured in Kenya’s border town of Mandera and taken into Somalia on 17 July. Currently, 10 humanitarian aid workers remain in captivity in Somalia.On 1 October, fighting erupted between two Islamist groups over the control of Kismayo, Lower Juba, killing at least 15 people, and wounding more than 50 others. Eight more people were killed and more than 15 others injured in renewed clashes on 4 October. Unconfirmed numbers of people were displaced and mostly moved to Jilib and Jamaame areas in Middle Juba. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent emergency medical supplies to various medical facilities in Kismayo, Marheere, Dobley, Afmadow and Jilib districts in Middle and Lower Juba. The Somalia Red Crescent Society also sent two war surgeons and an anaesthetist to Kismayo to support the local hospital, taking with them 400kg of surgical supplies from the ICRC to treat war-wounded patients.

ReliefWeb » Document » Somalia: Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin No. 39, 02 – 09 Oct 2009

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