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Somalia has suffered from ongoing civil strife since early 1990s which continues up to today. 2010 has brought about new and pressing needs in Somalia particularly in South Central Somalia where conflict and displacement have increased the number of trauma cases, disrupted health services, displacing communities and restricting access to the already limited health services.

Health situation: Since January 2010, at least 5000 people have been wounded (20% being children) and 100 more killed in Mogadishu alone, according to reports from two hospitals.

However, WHO estimates that over 500 people have been killed since the beginning of 2010, although deaths on site are not reported. Across Somalia, 2 million people need humanitarian assistance, and 1.46 million people have been displaced by conflict and live in temporary settlements.

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