Delivering Aid to Famine Victims Proves Difficult in Somalia

Monday, July 25, 2011

Newly arrived Somali refugees watch on from behind a fence outside a registration and food distribution center in Dadaab, as a woman is finally able to get an emergency food ration. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

The Horn of Africa's worst drought in more than 60 years continues to wreak havoc as millions of people are affected by the resulting famine. Somalia has been the worst hit so far but delivering aid to the region has proved difficult since large parts of southern Somalia are controlled by the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab. Kenya, Eritrea and Ethiopia are also struggling with the humanitarian crisis. 

Jeffrey Gettleman, Nairobi correspondent for our partner The New York Times, gives an update on the situation in the Horn of Africa. 

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