The Carter Center has worked to advance conflict resolution and human rights during tumultuous times in Somalia.
The Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program monitored developments in Somalia during the U.N. troop presence there. In spring and summer of 1993, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter quietly urged the United Nations to return to its original humanitarian mission in Somalia rather than continue to involve itself in the restoration of law and order. When military action by U.N. peacekeepers resulted in the death of dozens of Somali citizens, he issued a public statement denouncing those actions.
QUICK FACTS: SOMALIA
(Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook 2013)