Somalia: the Resilient Nation
Somalia has an emblematic role to play in any attempt to understand the refugee crisis today. Over a million Somalians have been internally displaced and a further million have found refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. It has also become a place of welcome with over 30,000 Yemenites arriving. The climate of terror, the corrupt state administration, the formation of armed clan groups are all contributing factors to the disease that has been devouring Somalia for decades. But rising up against it today is the collective sentiment of a people that does not wish to feel alone and has decided to take its destiny into its own hands in order to conquer fear and look to the future.