In December 2011, Al Shabaab released a press release stipulating that “the United Nations has… confirmed its full commitment to supporting the Kenyan invasion of Somalia by funding Kenyan operations now under AMISOM…”
“[Therefore,] we do not recognize the United Nations, or any of its institutions and affiliates, as legitimate authorities to regulate or govern the affairs of our nation.”
In a country where 4 million people are still suffering from conflict and famine, the announcement dealt a worrying blow to aid workers’ efforts to save lives.
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