For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

Jeffrey Gettleman – New York Times – Thursday, 29 December 2011 (originally published 27 Dec) MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and saw her best friend buried in the sand, up to her neck. Her friend had […]

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

WNN Breaking (WNN) BREAKING: Since famine was declared in Somalia July 2011, over 110,000 children in the region have been admitted to UNICEF-supported therapeutic centres for severe and moderate acute malnutrition. Despite these efforts, the numbers of children suffering from malnutrition is still on the rise. “Malnutrition has become something widespread, if you receive 5 […]

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Isaiah Esipisu – IPS news – Monday, 10 October, 2011 (originally published 5 Oct) DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) – When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that […]