World forgetting Somalia, says church aid alliance

Somalia is a "prime example" of an emergency the world has forgotten, says the ACT Alliance of churches and humanitarian agencies.

"With 1.5 million people—just under 10 percent of its population—forced from their homes by fighting, aid relief inside the country remains critical," the Geneva-headquartered alliance said on August 6. It noted that at least another 600,000 Somalis are refugees, living mainly in Kenya, Yemen and Ethiopia.

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