Somali families, displaced after fleeing the Lower Shabelle region amid an uptick in US airstrikes, wait at an Internally Displaced Person camp near Mogadishu, Somalia, March 12, 2020.

Somalia: US Redeployment Should Stress Civilian Protection

The reported United States decision to redeploy several hundred US troops in Somalia as part of a joint operation with the Somali government and African Union forces should make civilian protection a priority, Human Rights Watch said today. Previous US military operations in Somalia resulted in the loss of life and property to Somali civilians that the US neither recognized nor provided with redress.