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  1. Introduction
  2. Different forms of human rights
  3. Military resistance by United Somali Congress
  4. Human rights violations
  5. Destruction of the basic human rights
  6. The casualties caused by the war
  7. The significance of humanitarian crisis
  8. The role by the United States in Somalia
  9. The humanitarian situation in Somalia
  10. The presence of repression
  11. Conclusion

The subject of human rights in the international system is still a relatively new phenomenon, but one that is in dire need of undivided attention. In specificity, the occurrence of human rights violations requires attention and solution. Although there are countless cases of equally disastrous violations, Somalia maintains the spotlight for the purpose of this discussion. The turmoil and destruction that occurs from the lack of a central government includes a wide range of different characteristics. Sexual abuse and assault within minority communities and refugee camps, clan violence, and IDP camp discrepancies are pervasive within Somalia. The implementation of firstly, humanitarian aid, secondly, pressure to conform back to African ideals, and thirdly, a militarily structuralized influence from the United States and the African Union would counteract the human rights violations and lack of a central government present in Somalia.

[...] Simply stated, within Somalia the conflict is apparent from the types of family clans. The clans produce violence when they believe that one clan name is trying to take over in whole, such as from a governmental standpoint. The violence evolved from a clan attempting an overthrow of another central clan name. The two major clans seem to be the Hawiye and the Darod clan. The current president, Yusuf, is accused overwhelmingly of favoring his clan, Darod, when appointing governmental officials and therefore the Hawiye clan members, as well as other smaller clans, rebel against the Transitional Federal Government and President Yusuf (Mwakugu, 2007). [...]


[...] Somalia has always tended to be the victim of famine most commonly as a result of drought. An article stated that the most vulnerable victims during this famine were ?specifically targeted because of their weakness and vulnerability, because of clan, or sub-clan affiliation, and/or because of valuable farmland coveted by other clans that intensified during the civil (Prendergast, 4). The famine that threatened Mogadishu at that time was drastically different in origination and cause. The complex food system in the area was indefinitely disrupted during the crisis and affected not only the farming areas and people, but the vast majority of Somalis in all surrounding areas. [...]


[...] The complexity of a humanitarian crisis, such as in the case of Somalia, remains one in which numerous factors could have a positive or negative effect on it. Famine, civil war, sexual abuse and assault, as well as many other characteristics make up the over-abundance of human rights violations in Somalia. These violations stem from the destruction of the governmental system of the state, as well as the disillusioned mistrust between the various clan leaders and members. Although a solution is hard to envision for the future of Somalia, [...]

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