Food shortage looms over Somalia

Al-Shabab fighters come to the aid of Somali residents suffering from worsening drought.

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    As a drought worsens in Somalia, aid organisations are warning that the tense security situation in the country is hindering efforts to alleviate the suffering.

    Anti-government al-Shabab fighters 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 warm Somalis are no stranger to adversity.

    Jamal Osman reports from Wanlaweyn in eastern Somalia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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