Somalia was a very large and complicated UN program at the time and I was brought in as an outsider to deal with these issues.  Because of the nature of the assignment I did very little public writing at the time.

  • Confidential Report of Arthur DeFehr UNHCR Rep in Somalia
    This report was written at the end of my truncated assignment and delivered to Geneva in a fashion to assure that it would be leaked to many Governments.  It was a statement about the politics and affairs of Somalia and stated that unless UN and global politics changed the current course would lead to a disaster –which it did a decade later. Read more>>