Clinton Urges Al-Shabaab Militants to Let Food Aid Into Somalia

Published on 21 September 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged al-Shabaab, the Islamist militant group that controls parts of drought-stricken Somalia, to allow food aid into the south, where 300,000 children may starve to death. (..) The situation in Somalia will probably get worse before it improves as the effects of drought and famine spread in the region, Josette Sheeran, executive director of the UN World Food Programme, said in an interview in New York yesterday.

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