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Militants Block Humanitarian Aid From Reaching Somalis In Need Of Nutrition, Medical Assistance

The Guardian: Al-Shabaab militants ban starving Somalis from accessing aid
“Islamist militants in Somalia have imposed a ban on humanitarian assistance in areas they control, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to choose between death from starvation and disease or brutal punishment. … Somalia is suffering its worst drought in 40 years, with the effects of climatic catastrophe compounded by war and poor governance…” (Burke, 7/27).

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