Humanitarian Crises and International Relations 1959-2013

Somalia Crisis 1992-1994

Author(s): Fabienne Le Houérou

Pp: 48-65 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608058341114010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter examines the Somalia crisis in 1992-1994 in light of the clan system and the post-Cold War paradigm. In this chapter, I retrace the national collapse of Somalia and critique the mismanaged UNSC-mandated intervention as fueling further instability.

Keywords: Clan system, Clan violence, Post-Cold War, Warlords, Siad Barre, UNOSOM, United Nations Security Council (UNSC), UNSC resolution 751, UNSC resolution 794, International intervention, Horn of Africa, Black Hawk Down, State collapse, Militarized humanitarian assistance, General Aideed, Post- Cold War UNSC, Human Rights, NGOs, Civil war, US military.

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