Somalia Is Worse Off Than Ever. Why Don’t We Care? | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com

Picture Mogadishu in 1992. Marauding militias loyal only to Somali clan leaders stalk the city, looting aid shipments bound for the 1.8 million Somalis facing starvation. Then, from the green-blue Indian Ocean waters, there materializes a flotilla of U.S. transports bearing aid and armed men to deliver it. In the skies overhead, U.S. attack helicopters appear, providing cover for food shipments, while an American spy plane circles the city night and day gathering intelligence on militias trying to disrupt the rescue effort.

Somalia Is Worse Off Than Ever. Why Don’t We Care? | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com

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