Somalia

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Visits Somalia

Timed to coincide with the eve of Ramadan

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ant?nio Guterres visited the Somali capital today to support continued progress toward peace in a country torn by more than two decades of conflict. His visit was timed to coincide with the eve of Ramadan to express his solidarity with a population that, he said, "has suffered on a scale that is beyond measurement."

Inside Somalia, there are an estimated 1.1 million people still displaced from their homes. More than 1 million more are living in exile in neighbouring countries, mostly in Kenya, Ethiopia and Yemen, but also in significant numbers in Djibouti as well as in Europe, the United States and Australia.