Somalia

Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies est exhorté à renforcer l’embargo sur les armes en Somalie

La décision du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies d’assouplir l’embargo international sur les armes à destination de la Somalie l’an dernier semble avoir contribué à une augmentation de l’insécurité et du nombre de violations des droits humains, qui se solde par des centaines de morts civiles chaque mois, a déclaré Amnesty International en demandant le rétablissement d’un embargo strict.   

UN Security Council urged to tighten arms embargo on Somalia

The UN Security Council’s relaxing of the international arms embargo on Somalia last year appears to have contributed to a rise in insecurity and human rights abuses that has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths each month, Amnesty International said as it called for a robust embargo to be restored.    

Se insta al Consejo de Seguridad a que intensifique el embargo de armas a Somalia

El hecho de que el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU relajara el año pasado el embargo internacional de armas a Somalia parece haber contribuido al aumento de la inseguridad y los abusos contra los derechos humanos, que se cobran centenares de vidas civiles todos los meses, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional, a la vez que ha pedido que se reimponga un embargo de armas riguroso. El hecho de que el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU relajara el año pasado el embargo internacional de armas a Somalia parece haber contribuido al aumento de la inseguridad y los abusos contra los de

كينيا: إرغام اللاجئين الصوماليين على مغادرة البلاد - 19 February 2014

Headline Title:  كينيا: إرغام اللاجئين الصوماليين على مغادرة البلاد في تقرير نُشر اليوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن تفشي عمليات الترهيب وانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان وسحب الخدمات ترغم اللاجئين الصوماليين على مغادرة كينيا. في تقرير نُشر اليوم، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن تفشي عمليات الترهيب وانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان وسحب الخدمات ترغم اللاجئين الصوماليين على مغادرة كينيا Media Node:  Somalia AR Story Location:  كينيا 0° 47' 11.4216" S, 39° 33' 6.408" E “لقد أصبح المناخ في كينيا الآن معادياً إلى حد صار بعض اللاجئين يشعرون بأنه ليس أمامهم من خيار سوى العودة إلى الصومال، حيث لا يزال النـزاع المستمر في بعض المناطق يدمر حياة الناس. وهذا أمر يضاهي العودة القسرية” Source:  سارة جاكسون، نائبة مدير البرنامج الإقليمي في منظمة العفو الدولية “الحياة هنا في كينيا أشبه بالسجن؛ ففي الليل لا نستطيع مغادرة المنـزل، وفي النهار يُحتمل أن يتم القبض علينا. والصومال غير آمنة حالياً، إذ أننا نسمع عن تفشي عمليات القتل هناك، ولكن كينيا تبعث على اليأس... ولذا، فبدلاً من البقاء هنا، لم لا أعود إلى بلادي” Source:  عبدي، لاجئ صومالي URL:  No Place Like Home Description:  Read the report.

Somali refugees unlawfully forced out of Kenya - 19 February 2014

Headline Title:  Somali refugees unlawfully forced out of Kenya Widespread intimidation, the abuse of human rights and the withdrawal of services are forcing Somali refugees out of Kenya, said Amnesty International in a report published today. Widespread intimidation, the abuse of human rights and the withdrawal of services are forcing Somali refugees out of Kenya, said Amnesty International in a report published today. Media Node:  Somalia Kenya report image 2 Story Location:  Kenya 0° 47' 11.4216" S, 39° 33' 6.408" E “The environment in Kenya is now so hostile that some refugees feel they have no option but to return to Somalia where the ongoing conflict in parts of the country continues to destroy lives. This is tantamount to forced return. ” Source:  Sarah Jackson, Deputy Regional Director at Amnesty International. “Here, in Kenya, it’s like a prison. At night we can’t leave the house, in the day we might be arrested. It is not currently safe in Somalia, we hear of killings and murder, but the situation here is very desperate … so instead of being here, let me go back.” Source:  Abdi, Somali refugee in Kenya. URL:  No Place Like Home Description:  Read the report.

Delivered by the Netherlands into the clutches of a suicide bomber in Somalia - 29 November 2013

Headline Title:  Delivered by the Netherlands into the clutches of a suicide bomber in Somalia Before being sent to Mogadishu, Ahmed Said had never seen a corpse before. The Netherlands deported Ahmed Said to Mogadishu, Somalia, with assurances he would be safe. Three days after being sent there, he was injured in a suicide attack. Media Node:  Somalia Hotel Maka Somalia - Mogadishu IDP camps Story Location:  Somalia 2° 2' 46.0428" N, 45° 19' 44.0508" E “I cannot explain how I felt leaving the airport, it was like a nightmare. I was thinking, 'how can I survive'? I was scared about my life, and the danger there in Mogadishu. I would not wish this on anybody.” Source:  Ahmed Said, 26-year-old who was deported from the Netherlands to Somalia “Western states have been too quick to claim that the situation in Mogadishu has improved. They must review their change in policy and recognize the reality that Mogadishu is still unsafe, and they are endangering people’s lives by sending them there ” Source:  Sarah Jackson, Deputy Regional Director at Amnesty International URL:  Somalia: Mogadishu cannot qualify as an internal flight alternative Description:  Briefing, 26 September 2013 URL:  Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk Description:  News story/report, 13 September 2013 URL:  EU must not turn a blind eye to abuses in Somalia Description:  Blog, 16 September 2013 URL:  Denmark: No forced returns to ‘volatile’ situation in Somalia Description:  News story, 15 May 2013 URL:  Returns to South and Central Somalia: A Violation of International Law Description:  Briefing, 15 May 2013

Miles de desplazados en peligro por la operación de limpieza de Mogadiscio - 13 September 2013

Headline Title:  Miles de desplazados en peligro por limpieza de Mogadiscio A lo largo de dos decenios de violencia, sequía y hambre, cientos de miles de personas han ido llegando a la capital de Somalia, Mogadiscio, donde muchas viven en refugios improvisados. A lo largo de dos decenios de violencia, sequía y hambre, cientos de miles de personas han ido llegando a la capital de Somalia, Mogadiscio, donde muchas viven en refugios improvisados. Les contamos la historia de algunos. Media Node:  Somalia feature_es Somalia evictions video Story Location:  Somalia 5° 24' 32.184" N, 46° 13' 49.6884" E “Fue un caos total. Me dijeron que mi hijo Hassan, de ocho años, había sido alcanzado por una bala perdida cuando jugaba en el interior de nuestro refugio. Fui al momento, pero ya había muerto.” Source:  Mohamed, desplazado internamente residente en Mogadiscio “Era por la mañana temprano, sobre las ocho, cuando mis hijos me llamaron para avisarme de que habían destruido nuestro refugio. Cuando llegué, no quedaba nada. Me senté en el suelo. No sabía qué hacer. Lo he perdido casi todo. He construido un un refugio provisional en la misma zona. No sé qué hacer, no tengo adonde ir.” Source:  Fatima, desplazada internamente residente en Mogadiscio URL:  Somalia: Los desalojos forzosos de Mogadiscio exponen a miles de desplazados a un peligro aún mayor Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 13 de septiembre de 2013 URL:  Somalia: No place for the displaced Description:  Documento, 13 de septiembre de 2013 URL:  Somalia: Violación y violencia sexual, amenaza constante para las mujeres desplazadas Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 30 de agosto de 2013 URL:  Rape and sexual violence in Somalia - an ongoing epidemic Description:  Documento, 29 de agosto de 2013 URL:  Somalia: Human Rights Agenda for the Post-Transition Somali Government Description:  Document, 25 April 2013

Mogadishu’s clean-up puts thousands of displaced at risk - 13 September 2013

Headline Title:  Mogadishu’s clean-up puts thousands of displaced at risk Over two decades of violence, drought and famine, hundreds of thousands of people have arrived in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, where many are living in makeshift shelters. Over two decades of violence, drought and famine, hundreds of thousands of people have arrived in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, where many are living in makeshift shelters. Here, some of their stories. Media Node:  Somalia feature Somalia evictions video Story Location:  Somalia 5° 24' 32.184" N, 46° 13' 49.6884" E “It was chaos. I was told my eight-year-old son Hassan had been shot by a stray bullet while he was playing inside our shelter. I went immediately, but he had already died. ” Source:  Mohamed, an internally displaced man living in Mogadishu. “It was early morning, around 8am, my children called me and told me our shelter had been destroyed. When I arrived, everything was destroyed. I sat on the ground. I didn’t know what to do. I have lost most things. I reconstructed a makeshift shelter in the same area, I don’t know what to do. I have no place to go.” Source:  Fatima, an internally displaced woman living in Mogadishu. URL:  Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk Description:  News Story, 13 September 2013. URL:  Somalia: No place for the displaced Description:  Briefing, 13 September 2013 URL:  Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women Description:  Feature, 30 August 2013 URL:  Rape and sexual violence in Somalia - an ongoing epidemic Description:  Briefing, 29 August 2013 URL:  Somalia: Human Rights Agenda for the Post-Transition Somali Government Description:  Document, 25 April 2013

Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk

 Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital, Amnesty said in a briefing released today. Forced evictions have continued and gathered pace in recent months despite the authorities’ failure to find an alternative safe location. Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital, Amnesty said in a briefing released today.

Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk - 13 September 2013

Headline Title:  Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of displaced at even greater risk Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital, Amnesty said in Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital. Media Node:  Somalia evictions Somalia evictions video Story Location:  Somalia 21° 49' 24.3372" S, 24° 15' 28.1268" E “It is completely unacceptable for people who have fled to the capital for protection to be forcibly evicted. It has resulted in large scale human rights abuses. The government has a responsibility to protect this vulnerable sector of society and ensure their security. ” Source:  Gemma Davies, Amnesty International’s Somalia researcher. “It was early morning, around 8am, my children called me and told me our shelter had been destroyed, that they were outside. When I arrived, everything was destroyed. There were around four armed men still there, otherwise everything had been demolished. I sat on the ground - I didn’t know what to do. I have lost most things. I reconstructed a makeshift shelter, in the same area - I don’t know what to do. I have no place I can go. ” Source:  Fatima, 60, a woman who works in Bakara Market in central Mogadishu. URL:  Somalia: No place for the displaced Description:  Briefing, 13 September 2013 URL:  Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women Description:  Feature, 30 August 2013 URL:  Rape and sexual violence in Somalia - an ongoing epidemic Description:  Briefing, 29 August 2013 URL:  Somalia: Human Rights Agenda for the Post-Transition Somali Government Description:  Document, 25 April 2013

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