Somalia's Gaalkacyo "tense, volatile" as people flee fighting

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19 October 2016, Gaalkacyo, Somalia: The onset of the rainy season is likely to worsen living conditions for those displaced by the violence who are now seeking shelter in the open in Xaar-xaarka area. Credit: OCHA/G.Isse

The situation in Gaalkacyo, Somalia is "tense, volatile and has the potential to break out in renewed fighting" the head of the UN humanitarian agency in the country has said.

Fighting in the area has continued for the third week, leaving 18 people dead and 60 injured since 7 October.

Humanitarian partners estimate that more than 75,000 people have been displaced, but the numbers could get higher as people continue to flee.

Speaking on the line from the Somali capital Mogadishu, Justin Brady – who recently returned from the area – gave more details to Jocelyne Sambira.

Duration: 2'31''

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