The enduring conflict and insecurity have displaced some 569,000 people in Somalia in the first eight months of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
Report informs via foreign media that the WHO said the Somali government’s ongoing counter-insurgency operations against the al-Shabab terror group and tensions following clan disputes continue to cause insecurity and displacement in the country.
"Among the 1.42 million newly displaced people nationwide in 2023, 569,000 were displaced by conflict and insecurities,” the WHO said in its latest report released in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
The government forces have intensified military operations against the al-Shabab terror group which has been involved in a spate of attacks, especially in Mogadishu, central and southern regions.
According to the WHO, the fact that the government aims to further its offensive against the terrorist group in Somalia’s Galmudug state is likely to worsen displacements.