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“Catastrophic” violence continues unchecked in Somalia

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:474
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Extreme and “catastrophic” violence has become part of everyday life in Somalia and is seriously hampering the efforts of humanitarian organisations in the country, says the medical aid charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The plight of the Somali people has largely been ignored by aid agencies and the international community, it says.

    More than 500 people with trauma injuries resulting from violence have been treated in the charity's two hospitals in Galkayo, central Somalia, this year alone. It has to operate two separate hospitals because patients cannot cross the front …

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