Somalia: Donors Should Address Accountability | Human Rights Watch

https://i0.wp.com/cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02jk2lrgUZ52J/340x.jpgSomalia has a long history of near-total impunity for serious abuses by all warring factions since the collapse of its last functional government in 1991. Throughout 2007 and 2008, the country was embroiled in a brutal conflict pitting the TFG and its Ethiopian military ally against a broad array of insurgent groups. Every side to that conflict regularly committed serious violations of the laws of war and other abuses, and the absence of accountability fueled a downward spiral of bloodshed and abuse.That violence, in turn, spawned a humanitarian crisis – 1.2 million Somalis were displaced from their homes as of March 2009, and 3.25 million need humanitarian assistance. Ethiopian forces pulled out in December 2008, but fighting has continued between numerous armed factions, including the TFG security forces.

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