SOMALIA: Conflict, drought force more children onto Hargeisa streets

Saturday, November 22, 2008
HARGEISA Wednesday, October 22, 2008 (IRIN) - Conflict, drought and economic hardships have led to an unprecedented increase in the number of street children in Hargeisa, capital of Somalia’s self-declared independent republic of Somaliland, with government and aid agencies calling for urgent steps to stem the increase. "Many of children on the streets of Hargeisa are from Mogadishu and other parts of south-central Somalia,” Sahardid Mohamed Osman, child protection and advocacy officer for...