Angel Farias - Ms. Purner - Personal & Social Ethics - Period 2


The nation of Somalia has been a country that was liberated from UK supervision in the 1960s, but has struggled as an independent nation ever since. For the past few decades, various clans have been battling for land throughout the country. The violence lead to lack of food distribution and many people did not recieve sufficent amount of foods. As an effect, according to Somalia's conflict profile, up to 300,000 people died. Islamic Courts Union took over much of the land along with Al Shabaab. Although after a drought in 2011, thousands of Somalis died and many more were displaced from their homes. This was due to the same lack of food distribution and production. Soon after this, African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), a peace keeping organization, and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) overthrew the ICU and Al Shabbab and gained back its territory. Giving it to the new government of Somalia, Somali Federal Government.


The main opponents of Somalia continues to be Al Shabaab and itself. Al Shabaab is still making terrorist attacks and threatening lives in society. The government is struggling to provide a healthy living for their people. More than a million people are displaced and are provided with little food. Starvation is still impacting their society as much as the violence is.

The UN has made efforts to put a stop to this, but has been unsuccessful at times. They have had mixed results.

Threats from Al Shabaab are Boeing made by terrorist attacks on the people.

The problem started off when the government of Somalia failed to stay structured. When the government collapsed, mulitple clans tried gaining control of land, causing chaos throughout the country.

The UN created an organization called, AMISOM, to try and keep peaceful talks with their opponents. This has not worked because Al Shabbab continues to have control over southern parts of Somalia. The terrorist group has been allied with Al Queda, therefore the threat to society in Somalia is only growing. The more effective way is to invade and overthrow the land they obtain.

Article cited

Rzeszut, Kathryn. "Somalia / Somaliland: Conflict Profile | Insight on Conflict." Insight on Conflict Somalia Somaliland Conflict Profile Comments. Peace Direct, Jan. 2014. Web. 04 May 2015. <>.

Comment Stream