Aid ban still in place in Somalia, Islamist militants say

Published on 22 July 2011

The ban included the United Nations Development Programme, World Food Programme and CARE International. The World Food Programme has said that a new dialogue -- but not negotiations -- is under way with the group. Raage accused the groups of having a political agenda in declaring a famine in Somalia. ''The U.N. said that there is famine in Somalia. That is not true. It is a lie and they are politicizing the issue," he said. "We only have drought in Somalia, not famine."

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