“They Say They’re Not Here to Protect Us”:
Civilian Perspectives on the African Union Mission in Somalia
International Refugees Rights Initiative (IRRI) today launched a report about civilian perspectives on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), whose mandate has been recently renewed. This report is based on interviews with 62 Somalis and is the third in a series on civilian perspectives of peacekeeping forces in Africa.
The report highlights that many in Somalia hold views that are very critical of the peacekeeping mission, especially about its failure to protect civilians, about some of the troop-contributing countries and about peacekeeper abuses. Citizens struggled to understand the mission’s mandate and often had difficult relations with the mission.
Read the full report here: http://www.refugee-rights.org/Publications/Papers/2017/AMISOM%20-%20final.pdf
Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/219839342
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