January 22, 2014

On the Inside: SOFREP Interviews Foreign Aid Worker Near Somali Border

The following is an interview with an aid worker who has direct access and experience working in a series of small villages in northeast Kenya.  His group operates a number of small clinics and centers that provide education, healthcare, and basic living improvements to approximately ten villages. 

Through personal connections and networking, SOFREP is able to tap into the wealth of knowledge from his firsthand experience and use it to provide atmospherics regarding the local security situation that often spills over from one of Africa’s most troubled regions: the Horn of Africa.


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is a junior active duty officer working ground intel and supporting an airborne-capable unit. Not SOF, just a regular guy. He holds a BS in Political Science with a German minor from a small engineering school in Colorado, where he loves the adventure found in the mountains. He strongly advocates admitting nothing, denying everything, and making counter-accusations. Nothing here is written in an official capacity or represents the positions of the USG; all work is his personal opinion alone. NFQ

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  • 14charlie

    usapatriotonthemove  I do.  Here are two amazing ones...also writing up a post that includes a ton more resources regarding terrorism in the near future, so hopefully it'll be useful: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/indexes/terrorism-index

  • usapatriotonthemove

    14C Do you know of any global maps that show all the violent conflicts and war going on worldwide?  It just seems as though there are more than less?  Maybe even a balanced amount?  It's hard to keep up with all of them...no doubt.  Thanks for the insight.

  • 14charlie

    big_hatdance Recon6 14charlie At this point there hasn't been any technique, but that's something I'm going to bring up with them.  it would be a tough resource for them to secure training for given where they are, but supposedly the dogs do wonders keeping outsiders where they belong: out of the villages

  • 14charlie

    susanmarie24 14charlie I saw that...looks like we're shifting back to Somalia again after all these years.  al Shabaab has finally gotten back to a point where we can't ignore what they've been able to do in the region...back on the shit list they go!

  • 14charlie

    Virginstateofmind  Yeah it's a tough nut to crack, and even harder to convince yourself that it's a good thing you're doing, especially when there's so many negative things working against you