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