Crisis in Somalia
In Somalia, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), insecurity is still growing with escalating clashes between Ethiopian/Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and anti-government elements. Both are responsible for a variety of attacks against civilians. In 2007, each party to the armed conflict has committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, in some cases, amounting to war crimes. Thousands have been killed by indiscriminate bombings and attacks, and thousands more have been injured, assaulted, raped, and looted of all their property as they fled the violence in Mogadishu. Moreover, Human Rights Watch estimates that in 2007, up to 700,000 people were displaced from Mogadishu alone. There are more than a million IDPs in south-central Somalia representing at least 10 percent of the entire population. This situation requires continued monitoring.