Mogadishu left reeling as climate and conflict spark rural exodus

The Guardian | Jan 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • The number of Somalians being pushed out of the countryside and into the capital Mogadishu has reached an unprecedented high, putting pressure on the city’s already poor infrastructure and threatening its faltering recovery from three decades of conflict.
  • Mogadishu, second on Demographia’s 2015 ranking of the fastest growing cities in the world, has limited capacity to integrate such a large number of displaced people into its urban development system.
  • The greatest immediate uncertainty for people displaced to Mogadishu remains forceful evictions, since most are staying on private land.