Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, currently houses roughly 184,000 internally displaced persons, who live in cramped and filthy camps throughout the city.
These camps are controlled by gatekeepers, who are linked to powerful militias, landowners and politicians. They routinely siphon off food aid and other assistance for vulnerable Somalis, and also stand accused of intimidating and controlling the movements of camp residents.
Humanitarian agencies and donor countries must increase oversight on the ground, and it press Somalia's president to end impunity for individuals diverting aid.
More in the field report: Gatekeepers and Evictions: Somalia’s Displaced Population at Risk