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Somalia is Paying a Colossal Price in the War on Terror

Guardian UK - Famine is the result of conflict as well as natural disasters. The plight of dying multitudes here is also bound up with 9/11.

In the past three months, 150,000 people have arrived in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. About 80% of them are women and children and many have walked 100km to reach the sprawling, crowded camp of 440,000 that now counts as Kenya's third largest city. This is all we can see of Somalia's famine – the ones who manage to get out. Those suffering in Somalia are largely beyond the reach of the television cameras and the aid agencies. This is a catastrophe the world is finding it easy to forget.  Read more.


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