Conflict threatens Somalia aid effort

Deadly drought is easing but prospect of new military offensive threatens ongoing humanitarian mission.

    The drought in Somalia has eased due to recent rains as well as an increase in aid, but Kenyan troops are advancing in the south and Ethiopia is considering its own military offensive against al-Shabaab fighters.

    The prospect of more violence could harm humanitarian efforts, according to the United Nations.

    Currently, the famine rating in three areas have been revised to an emergency status, but three other areas - including the refugee communities of the capital Mogadishu - remain categorised as famine zones.

    Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Dollow district, on the Somalia-Ethiopian border.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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