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  • Today we're going to learn about Canada helping peacekeep in Somalia
  • Today we're going to learn about Canada peacekeeping in Somalia
  • Somalia is a large country in Africa, it's roughly the size of Saskatchewan. There's approximately 8 million people there and most of them are very poor. 
  • In 1992, Somalia was in the middle of a famine and civil war. Reliefs supplies were often stolen by armed gangs so the UN requested armed peacekeepers to assist relief operations. Canada was one of the nations that commited/agreed to send forces 
  • Canadian forces in Somalia were about 2000 soldiers, led by Canadian Airborne Regiment. Their mission was to secure and bring order to town. Jan 2 a AK-47 was seized from a local, next day he threatened the Canadian Forces  with a machete and was shot in the foot. He refused medical care and left.  
  • Feb 17, Somali's gathered on a bridge above a river and started throwing rocks at the forces. Soldiers fired 2 shots and 1 person was injured. Canadian forces tortured then killed a 16 yr old local. Trophy pictures were taken which ended up on the news and got major public attention. Soldiers were charged for wrongful torture .
  • About 300,000 Somalis died during the civil war, and millions were forced to be refugees in neighboring countries. 1 armed Canadian soldier lost their life during peacekeeping. By the end of the war Somalia was a mess,the agriculture, water and food resources were disrupted. People had lost everything and were poorer than ever.  
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