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EU humanitarian aid feeds the starving in war-torn Mogadishu

 International organisations are trying hard to get more aid into Somalia
04/08/2011  - 

The European Commission is among the main sponsors of food centres in Mogadishu, where assistance is the only lifeline for thousands of Somalis. Famine continues to spread across the country – yesterday the UN extended the famine zone to further regions in southern Somalia.

Watch the video to learn more about our assistance, for which up to 5 000 people queue each day in Mogadishu. For many of them, this is the only meal they get per day. The kitchen in the video is operated by SAACID, a Somali aid organisation that operates thanks to financial support from the European Commission. There are 16 such food distribution centres in Mogadishu.