Rome, Monday, September 5, 2011
Catastrophe looms in East Africa as 12 million wait for food aid that does not come. According to UNICEF, there are 2,000,000 children in the Horn of Africa at risk of dying of malnutrition from the horrific drought and famine. Years of senseless civil war between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Islamist-armed group Al-Shabaab and other militias, has displaced tens of thousands of Somalis and made the situation worse. Now, with Al-Shabaab’s prohibitions on key aid efforts, what will the civilians do next?

PHOTO, Zhao Yingquan:  Abidi Ibrahim’s family prepares to leave Dadaab (Xinhua) refugee camp on the border of Kenya and Somalia for another one with their belongings.

The News Service of the Comboni Missionaries

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