Published 06/10/2011 | 05:00
•The international community should hang its head in shame over the situation in Somalia.
The UN estimates that more than 750,000 Somali people could die of starvation in the coming months. Most of those affected are located in southern and central Somalia, but are not being reached with food and medical aid because of threats to aid organisations from the al-Qa'ida-linked terrorist group, al-Shabaab, which controls the regions.
The international community's reaction to the tragedy has been half-hearted at best, with aid concentrated in Mogadishu and in refugee camps in Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.