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Somali capital casualties highest in decade

Somali capital casualties highest in decade

The International Committee of the Red Cross says that near-daily violence in Somalia's capital last year wounded the highest number of people in a decade _ more than 6,000.
ICRC spokeswoman Nicole Engelbrecht said Friday that the number of people wounded last year is the highest since 2000, when record-keeping began.
The Geneva-based group supplies Mogadishu's hospitals with medicine and pays staff salaries.
The only ambulance service in Mogadishu has said that more than 2,100 civilians died in warfare last year.
Somalia has not had a functioning government since clan-based warlords toppled dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 and then turned on each other, sinking the Horn of Africa nation into chaos.


Updated : 2021-03-01 09:36 GMT+08:00