Somalia

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#2
0

Communities at risk

Bantu, Benadiri, 'caste' groups (Gabooye etc.), Hawiye, Darod, clan members at risk in fighting

Summary

International attention may have shifted to events elsewhere, but the agony of Somalia goes on and its peoples remain at grave threat.  Bantu in southern Somalia remain particularly vulnerable, and inter-clan fighting is a persistent feature of the long-running conflict. Al-Shabaab continues to hold large areas of territory, carrying out large numbers of extra-judicial executions, while its claim of being able to… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.2139
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.4
Rise of factionalized elites10
Voice and Accountability-2.013
Political Stability-2.471
Rule of Law-2.337
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL23.068

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

International attention may have shifted to events elsewhere, but the agony of Somalia goes on and its peoples remain at grave threat.  Bantu in southern Somalia remain particularly vulnerable, and inter-clan fighting is a persistent feature of the long-running conflict. Al-Shabaab continues to hold large areas of territory, carrying out large numbers of extra-judicial executions, while its claim of being able to transcend clan politics wears thin. Over a million people remain internally displaced and government forces carried out mass forced evictions of tens of thousands of IDPs from the capital Mogadishu. In addition to violations by Al-Shabaab and government forces, civilians were also killed or injured in military operations by Kenyan and other forces, and by the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The US announced it would increase airstrikes. Some 90,000 people were additionally displaced because of fighting between the autonomous regions of Puntland and Galmudug.