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Stacks Somalia on the legs

In the world's most anarchist country, 40.000 children are threatened by starvation. This week's peace treaty is a step forward for Somalia.


[famine] Nuurto Abdullahi lies in her mother's lap, too weak to hold her body up on her own. It's 30 degrees, and the flies are floating around her inside the premises of the French aid organization Action Contre la Faim in Wajid, in southwestern Somalia.

Around her are several children in the prisoners of their mothers in the same way. Some strong enough to scream, others just lying with their mouths open. But when the nutritional mixture arrives, Nuurto grabs the orange cup and slowly slurps into the mixture. Nuurto is three years old, but is the size of one year old.

- Cruel to see, says the resigned Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, who has now become UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for the Horn of Africa.

A couple of weeks ago he returned from his trip to the Horn of Africa. Ny Tid's correspondent was the only Norwegian journalist during the week-long trip.

In addition to the famine, the country is still hit by the military. . .

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