WHAT LIES AT THE ROOT OF THIS CONFLICT?
Collapse of the government in 1991 Country divided among
several ethnic clans each with sub -clans
Various clans claimed control of dif ferent parts of the country
Islamist militias took control circa 2004 -2006
WHAT FORM DOES THIS CONFLICT TAKE?
Main problem- warfare against clans
Some violence with neighboring clans
WHAT IS THE SPATIAL EXTENT OF THIS
Eritrea- Allies with the Islamists
Ethiopia- against Islamists
United States- claimed some Islamic and clan leaders were
HOW LONG HAS THERE BEEN A
Since 1991 - collapse of the dictatorship
HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
AFFECTED? IN WHAT WAYS?
1992- estimated 300,000 people, mostly women and children,
died from famine and warfare
Several hundred refugees
EXAMPLES OF HOW THIS CONFLICT
PRESENTS ITSELF AT A GLOBAL,
REGIONAL AND LOCAL SCALE.
Global- U.S. involvement.
Regional- Some violence among neighboring countries as well
Local- Famine and warfare Somali deaths