Thousands of Somalia refugees struck by hunger were soaking wet and cold after strong rains that assailed the improvised camps. The rains are necessary to cultivate food and relief the draught that has unleashed a serious famine case.
The refugees that lived in camps built with sticks and robes were seriously affected since their shelters could not protect them. The unhappy residents of several camps in Mogadishu asked for help. Meanwhile the humanitarian agencies have limited access to Somalia, were extremist Islamic people fight the weak government supported by the UN.
The most dangerous group Al Shabab, which is linked to Al Qaeda, has forbidden such organizations to operate in the territories that they control. The UN informed that thousands of people have perished in the areas controlled by the Islamic insurgents since they cannot help them with food.
The draught and subsequent famine in Somalia has affected over 11,8 million of people in the horn of Africa, mainly between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The African Union forces fear that Al Shabab could attack the refugees’ camps. (AV)