Somalia President, Abdullahi Yusuf is holding talks with a UN envoy in Nairobi due to worsening humanitarian conditions in Mogadishu
Somalia President, Abdullahi Yusuf.
Nairobi, 10 November 2007 - Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf arrived in the Kenyan capital yesterday for the talks with the Secretary-General's Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, and other UN officials, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Friday.
The Nairobi meetings are taking place as the killings, violence and displacement continue across Mogadishu amid fighting between the insurgents and Ethiopian troops, which are in Somalia to support the country's Transitional Federal Government (TFG).
Mr. Haq said some 50 civilians were killed and another 30 wounded during the past 24 hours in the capital, and as many as 114,000 residents of Mogadishu have been forced to flee their homes in recent weeks. In total, an estimated 850,000 Somali civilians have been displaced this year by the intermittent but deadly violence across the Horn of Africa country.
Source: Press TV