Somalia

Report
SOMALIA
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Hannah Casey
and Robbie
Scully
WHAT LIES AT THE ROOT OF THIS CONFLICT?
 Collapse of the government in 1991  Country divided among
several ethnic clans each with sub -clans
 Various clans claimed control of dif ferent parts of the country
 Islamist militias took control circa 2004 -2006
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WHAT FORM DOES THIS CONFLICT TAKE?
 Main problem- warfare against clans
 Some violence with neighboring clans
 Famine
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WHAT IS THE SPATIAL EXTENT OF THIS
CONFLICT?
 Eritrea- Allies with the Islamists
 Ethiopia- against Islamists
 United States- claimed some Islamic and clan leaders were
terrorists
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HOW LONG HAS THERE BEEN A
CONFLICT?
 Since 1991 - collapse of the dictatorship
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HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
AFFECTED? IN WHAT WAYS?
 1992- estimated 300,000 people, mostly women and children,
died from famine and warfare
 Several hundred refugees
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EXAMPLES OF HOW THIS CONFLICT
PRESENTS ITSELF AT A GLOBAL,
REGIONAL AND LOCAL SCALE.
 Global- U.S. involvement.
 Regional- Some violence among neighboring countries as well
as aid
 Local- Famine and warfare  Somali deaths
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