‘People Were Screaming’ ~ Troops Destroy $200,000 Aid Camps In Somalia:

The Guardian | By: Moulid Hujale | January 15, 2018:

More than 4,000 people are homeless two weeks after security forces demolished camps sheltering internally displaced Somalis.

Two weeks after being forcibly evicted from their shelters, thousands of vulnerable families are still living rough in the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Somali security forces went in and destroyed 23 camps for internally displaced people, housing more than 4,000 Somalis, on 29 and 30 December last year according to the UN.

People say they woke up to bulldozers and soldiers demolishing their shelters. “We were not even given time to collect our belongings,” said Farhia Hussein, a mother of nine. “People were screaming and running in all directions. Two of my children went missing in the chaos. They are twin sisters, aged six – thank God I found them two days later.”

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