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History of Africare in Somalia:
Africare began assisting Somalia in 1980, with emergency humanitarian aid to refugees and displaced persons — families who had fled, or been driven from, their homes in the Ogaden-region border conflict. As the fighting subsided, Africare was able to move from emergency aid to longer-term projects in food production and environmental management, helping both to develop local communities and to stabilize living conditions among hundreds of thousands of resettled refugees. Civil war again erupted in January 1991. Africare initially responded with emergency aid and later was able to resume development work to a limited extent. By December 1994, however, Africare had to completely withdraw from Somalia for security reasons.