Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Yet another war zone.

LJer and NGO (non-government organization) aid worker vasco_pyjama, who you might remember being mentioned on my journal way, way back for her exploits in trying to help with food, water, and farming in Afghanistan, now finds herself in the middle of yet another crisis... this time in Somalia, where several aid workers have been killed and/or seriously wounded in the past few days.

Yet another civil war, essentially, between Islamic factions and nominally pro-US "government" forces, with a whole bunch of assorted poor, impoverished people in the middle of the whole mess... and, to make matters worse, it's not entirely clear that the Islamic leaders are the (only) bad guys in this case, as there are reports that government forces are aggressively against NGOs aiding and feeding "the enemy".

In any event, it's a dangerous, uncertain, unpredictable situation to find yourself in the middle of. Wish her well.

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