Somali Americans Face Setbacks in Sending Aide to Drought Victims

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The drought in the Horn of Africa has sent tens of thousands of Somalians to refugee camps in search of necessary resources. In Minneapolis, a large community of Somali-Americans are doing their best to send aid overseas. But their efforts are fraught with difficulty because of the dangerous climate in Somalia, where Islamist militants aligned with al-Qaida have control.

Nimco Ahmed, a community organizer in Minneapolis and member of the Somali Advisory Council, talks about the community's work to help victims of the drought.

Guests:

Nimco Ahmed

Produced by:

Kat Thornton

Comments [1]

Gazoo from Atl. GA

Who cares? Anyone seen Blackhawk Down? I also lost a buddy over there because of those khat chewing manics. They can all die for all I care. And don't yarp at me about innocent children. If they live they just grow up to be another murdering, violent, idiotic terrorist, pirate or militant muslim thug with the goal of destroying freedom and liberty for ALL. Screw 'em. I hope they all die off.

Jul. 22 2011 11:36 AM

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