Mogadishu is currently home to a large number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fall within the following 3 categories:
- People from other parts ofSomaliadisplaced by war, drought or loss of livelihoods.
- People forcefully removed from their homes or houses inMogadishuand who are now occupying public buildings in areas where their clans are the majority, and
- Though in small numbers, Refugees fromEthiopia,Tanzania and Uganda
Among the displaced are both International and Local Relief Agencies. The fact that the UN Mission forSomaliaoperates outside the country, is a major concern and testimony to the negative impact of the conflict. International Community and Organizations are not guaranteed any safety within the city at present.