UNHCR Somalia - Operational Update January 2023
, Reports and Assessments
In January, conflict and insecurity made the operational environment extremely challenging across Somalia. Conflict between Al-Shabab, hereafter referred to as non-state armed group (NSAG) and the alliance of Somali security forces, local militias, and international security partners continued in multiple fronts. The situation in Laascaanood remained tense with reports of sporadic confrontation between the authorities and protestors. Furthermore, the prolonged drought continued to impact the lives and livelihoods of ordinary Somalis. UNHCR, in the first month of 2023, recorded 288,000 new internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to conflict, insecurity, and drought in Somalia.
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