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By Jacey Fortin
Concurrent violence and food shortages have led to widespread displacement. Mark Yarnell, an advocate for the Horn of Africa with Refugees International, reports that there may be over a million internally displaced persons in Somalia and about a million more Somali refugees in neighboring countries, like Kenya.
Having worked with many of these migrants, Yarnell has noted an overwhelming distrust of the Somali interim government.
"It's rare to find anyone who's optimistic about the current transitional process," he said. "I think the main assumption is that once the process goes through, it'll be essentially more of the same -- corruption and a lack of accountability or viability."
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