Al Shabaab has been fighting Somalia’s central government for years, seeking to take power and impose its strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law.
For almost three decades, Somalia has been in the throes of unending conflict. Now, the most recent drought is adding to her many troubles. Currently, the result is displacement and food shortages.
A rampaging flood has displaced over182,000 people in Somalia, destroyed farmland, infrastructure and roads as well as disrupted livelihoods in some of the worst-hit areas, the Protection Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has disclosed.