Resumed Clashes Displace More than 30,000 People in Somalia
    2010-10-29 19:01:56     Xinhua      Web Editor: Gongming
 

More than 30,000 people has fled their homes since October 17, on the outbreak of clashes between Al-Shabaab and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, a militia group allied to the transitional Somali Government, announced the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday.

The U.N. refugee agency noted that a further 7,100 refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, were squatting at Border Point One, a stretch of closed boarder between Somalia and Kenya, and the number is continuing to grow.

"Their security and health conditions are deteriorating by the hour," said the UNHCR, stressing the urgent need to relocate the refugees in dire situation.

According the UNHCR, the situation worsened after a truck carrying humanitarian supplies was shot at while delivering relieving items at Border Point One, causing suspension of humanitarian activities.

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