Hundreds of Somalis are marching
through the capital demanding aid for their drought-stricken
The aid group Oxfam says half a million Somalis have been
affected by the drought. The U.N. says one in six children is
Somalia has been torn apart by civil war for 20 years and the
ongoing conflict is hampering relief efforts. Insurgents issued
restricted which led the U.N. to stop distributing aid in areas
under their control.
Those who held the demonstration in Mogadishu on Tuesday say
they do not understand why they are not being helped because they
live in a part of the city outside insurgent control.