Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns

by Mike Pflanz

Women and children wait to receive a cooked meal at a food distribution organized by the WFP near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo:Kate Holt/IRIN

Nairobi, Kenya — A little over a week ago, aid workers in Somalia were cautiously celebrating news that half of the areas previously classified as most at risk had improved and were no longer “in famine.”