Voice from Somalia

"What I saw when I was in Afgooye was a desperate humanitarian situation. Many of the people I met had been on the street for more than a month without any assistance. They were scared and anxious and the atmosphere was very tense. When I asked people where they had been sleeping and what they had been eating, they just pointed to makeshift shelters and told me, 'There's nothing here'."
-Dr. Gustavo Fernandez,
Head of Mission of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Somalia-

Read more of Dr. Fernandez's account here.

To find out more about United Nations efforts in the region, visit that organization's country-specific site here. ReliefWeb is another great site to visit to learn more about humanitarian crises around the globe, news, and efforts to alleviate those crises.
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