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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Somali famine spreads

Three new areas are now affected by the Al Shabab imposed famine, I say Al Shabab imposed because if they were to not be such big jackasses; the people of Somalia would be receiving the food and aid they need.

But hey it is Islam we are talking about better to starve your people to death than accept food and water from the Infidel Americans.

The Washington post
The famine gripping parts of southern Somalia has spread to three new areas of the country, with the entire south likely to be declared a famine zone within the next six weeks, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Acute malnutrition and death rates have surpassed famine thresholds in the Balcad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle and among the refugee populations in Mogadishu and the Afgoye corridor, according to a statement from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s Somalia food security unit.

The statement called the current humanitarian response “inadequate,” attributing to it “ongoing access restrictions and difficulties in scaling up emergency assistance programs, as well as funding gaps.”

Much of southern Somalia is controlled by al-Shabab Islamist militants who last year banned food aid and forced many aid groups out of the region, exacerbating the drought crisis.

Famine is expected to persist across southern Somalia until the end of the year, the statement said.

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