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Islamist terrorists denying food aid kills 260,000 Somalis in 2011, half of them 5 years-old and under

Islamist terrorists denying food aid kills 260,000 Somalis in 2011, half of them 5 years-old and under | Geography | Scoop.it

This just breaks my heart. 260,000 Somali lives lost during the famine of 2011 in a country where Islamists denied food aid to people who were in need in the areas they controlled. 

 

YAHOO NEWS – The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates, officials told The Associated Press.

The aid community believes that tens of thousands of people died needlessly because the international community was slow to respond to early signs of approaching hunger in East Africa in late 2010 and early 2011.

The toll was also exacerbated by extremist militants from al-Shabab who banned food aid deliveries to the areas of south-central Somalia that they controlled. Those same militants have also made the task of figuring out an accurate death toll extremely difficult.

A Western official briefed on the new report — the most authoritative to date — told AP that it says 260,000 people died, and that half the victims were 5 and under. Two other international officials briefed on the report confirmed that the toll was in the quarter-million range. All three insisted they not be identified because they were not authorized to share the report’s contents before it is officially released.

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Via littlebytesnews
Haydn Furness's insight:

With the U.S army backing off fighting with Terrorists, they will now have more control and more ability to create more poverty in these 3rd world countries. 

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:35 PM

This is Islam...they don't even care about their own people, especially if they are Christians or any other faith. If they are not Islamists who practice sharia law and are willing to kill for Allah they are left to die or be killed.

Haydn Furness's comment, May 8, 2013 8:15 AM
Does the United Nation have to draw there attention to these terrorists in Africa, instead of the Middle East?
Haydn Furness's comment, May 8, 2013 8:17 AM
Can the Governments of these countries do anything to prevent this?
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In Somalia, western donors made famine more, not less likely

In Somalia, western donors made famine more, not less likely | Geography | Scoop.it
Rob Bailey: Despite a year of early warnings, the Somalia famine was allowed to happen. Why? Because of politics, al-Shabaab and donor fears
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This post from the Guardian provides a up close look at how donations from Western Civilisations is making poverty worse. Very confrontational and appealing. 

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Haydn Furness's comment, May 8, 2013 8:09 AM
How does donations create worse poverty?
Haydn Furness's comment, May 8, 2013 8:11 AM
The popular media of today's society creates a vision that donations continually help poverty. Why is it now that actual evidence is clearly showing that these donations are disrupting the normal flow of help in the fight against poverty?