SOMALIA— Norwegian Refugee Council has affirmed that over 137,000 Somali citizens have been forced to flee their homes during the first quarters of 2019.
The organization says the number of vulnerable people in Somalia is on the rise. NRC claimed that the rise human displacements are majorly caused by drought and clan conflicts.
In March alone, 51,000 people are known to have become displaced with the total number of people internally displaced in the country reaching more than 2.6 million.
“We are seeing a tragic trend this year, with more and more people displaced by drought and conflict in Somalia. Seeking aid to survive, families flee to urban areas, erecting makeshift shelters wherever they can. This leaves them vulnerable to evictions, adding to their already desperate situation,” Kennedy Mabonga, Regional Program Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council, said in a statement.