Al-Shabaab militants ban starving Somalis from accessing aid

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from The Guardian
Published on 27 Jul 2017 View Original

Jason Burke, Africa correspondent

Fears of widespread famine as people in extremist-controlled areas are threatened with death if they contact aid agencies

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.

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