News: 1 million people fled Somalia in 2008 alone

Over 1 million people fled Somalia in 2008. 2.6 million Somalis - 35% of the population - now need humanitarian assistance, while one in six children under the age of five is malnourished. (Full)

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Nairobian Perspective 27 October, 2008 07:14  

thanks for the tip at my site,im considering seriously the suggestion.Though with all sincerity i cannot narrow my blog to a particular cause or topic.Thanks!

Captain Cat 27 October, 2008 09:21  

Thanks for stopping by Peter. What a great blog you have, very interesting and informative. What were you doing in Afghanistan exactly, and when?

Thanks again,

Peter 27 October, 2008 10:47  

Hi Cat.

I was in and out of Afghanistan from 2000-2003 (right before, during and after 9/11 basically). I was based in Islamabad. But often went into Afghanistan on missions (Kabul, Mazar, Jalalabad, Faizabad).

Right after Kabul fell and the Taliban fled, I went in as part of the first plane load of expat staff.

I work for one of the UN humanitarian organisations.

Several of the shortstories in my eBook is about that time. here is one.

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