Civilian casualties are common in Somalia. Ravaged by two decades of conflict, the current fighting between the Transitional Federal Government [TFG] supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] and various armed groups [notably al-Shabaab] continues to take a heavy toll on the civilian population.
Between February and July 2011, CIVIC conducted over one hundred interviews with Somali civilians, humanitarian agencies, the UN and international donors and AMISOM personnel. This report also draws heavily on previous original research. The goal was to inform AMISOM's and the other warring parties' response to civilian harm