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Vanguard correspondents Christof Putzel and Kaj Larsen first ventured to
Somalia in the summer of 2006 during a brief period of fragile stability.
They discovered that peace reigned in the capital for a few weeks after 15
years of bloody civil war in what the world labeled a failed state.
Shortly after they left the country, however, Ethiopian forces backed by US
air power invaded Somalia to drive the ruling Islamic Court Union out of the
capital, Mogadishu. Somalia plunged back into war.
Threatened by renewed violence and devastating poverty, countless Somalis
once again fled their homes in search of peace and security. Tens of
thousands try to escape in small boats across the dangerous Gulf of Aden. As
Christof and Kaj found on a return to the region, many don't make it, and
those who do face an uncertain future in the vast, alien desert of Yemen.
Vanguard is Current TV's award-winning documentary series. Whether it's half a world away or in our own backyard, Vanguard goes there to bring you stories about the most important issues of our time. Led by reporters Laura Ling, Christof Putzel, Mariana van Zeller, Adam Yamaguchi and Kaj Larsen, Vanguard airs on Wednesday at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific and can be found online at current.com/vanguard.Vanguard correspondents Christof Putzel and Kaj Larsen first ventured to
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