This story was sent to Somalitalk.com by SSC Charman, Abshir, April 14, 2000
Somali Support Committee
April 14, 2000
Contact: Abshir, Chairman Somali Support Committee
Since the collapse of Somali State in January 26, 1991, Somalia has been in
state of anarchy and thousands of Somalis, mostly women and children, have
died or suffered in grim symbol of human tragedy, misery and degradation.
For a brief period in early 1990s, the international community tried to
intervene to restore peace, relieve the suffering and end the civil war
without success. Because of the lack national government and forces to
protect its borders, Somalia has become a magnet for criminals, terrorists
and damping ground for toxic waste.
This tragedy is compounded by the ambition of few warlords, who without
regard to costs in human lives and destruction of property, are aiming at a
personal political position in the event of an eventual political settlement
of the conflict. And in the middle are kept prisoner the vast majority of
the Somalis, who are tired of the war and are agonizing for peace and
stability. They are voiceless, powerless and helpless.
Now, H.E. President Ismail Omar Gelle and people of Djibouti have put forth a
genuine effort and commitment to bring about peace, reconciliation and
formation of a transitional national government.
The Somali community in U. S. strongly supports the peace, reconciliation and
the upcoming all-inclusive National Conference. The community urges the
government of United States of America, United Nations, Organization of
African Unity, Arab League as well as the PVOS on development to support the
conference on peace, rebuilding of Somalia and the formation of a National
Transitional Government for Somalia.
The Somali people are ready to seize the opportunity and move towards ending
the anarchy to rebuild their lives and country. As evidenced by the
Somalia, they express their gratitude to the people of Djibouti and the
international community for their support for the all-inclusive conference on
peace and reconciliation.
Should you have any further questions contact us abshir2@Aol.com Abshir, Chairman Somali Support Committee
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April 14, 2000
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