Tragedy Underscores Need to Address UXO Danger in Somalia


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(United Nations News) UNMAS issued a statement saying it was “deeply saddened and profoundly alarmed” by the deaths of 27 civilians, including 22 children, in a “tragic incident” involving unexploded ordnance (UXO) that occurred on Friday in the Lower Shabelle region. 

Fifty-three people were also injured. 

“UNMAS expresses its sincere condolences to the families affected by this devastating event and shares in their grief and pain during this incredibly difficult time,” said Justin Smith, the agency’s chief in Somalia.

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Published: Monday, June 12, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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