Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Food shortage looms over Somalia

Somalia's drought is worsening and the tense security situation is hindering aid operations in the country.

But al Shabab fighters, with links to Al-Qaeda, have reportedly been trying to bolster support by offering help to those in need as an alternative to western aid which they claim is a propaganda tool.

While lack of food for the next few months is expected to be a major problem, after two decades of war Somalis are no stranger to adversity.