Somalia heads for crisis

Written by: Joanne Tomkinson

REUTERS/Omar Faruk

Violence has raged in Somalia since U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops entered the country in December 2006, and news organisations are cottoning on to warnings the country is plunging further into chaos.

U.S. magazine Newsweek sounds the alarm with a report that humanitarian conditions are deteriorating dramatically, in part due to difficulties getting aid into the country.

Six aid workers have already been killed in Somalia this year, and just 2,000 humanitarian staff work there – six times fewer than in Sudan’s Darfur region. Reuters AlertNet – MEDIAWATCH: Somalia heads for crisis