Somali Perceptions on AMISOM, Many hold critical views of the peacekeeping mission

International Refugees Rights Initiative (IRRI) conducted research into civilian perspectives on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Based interviews with 62 Somalis, IRRI published a report on this issues, 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.

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