New York Times - "Somalia has not had an effective central government since 1991, when the former government was toppled by clan militias that later turned on each other. For decades, generals, warlords and warrior types have reduced this once languid coastal country in Eastern Africa to rubble. Somalia remains a raging battle zone today, with jihadists intent on bringing down a transitional government which relies on African Union peacekeepers and Western funding for survival."
"No amount of outside firepower has brought the country to heel. Not thousands of American Marines in the early 1990's. Not the enormous United Nations mission that followed. Not the Ethiopian Army storming into Somalia in 2006. Not the current peacekeepers, who are steadily wearing out their welcome."
"In 2011 Somalia experienced a full-blown famine in several parts of the country, with millions of people on the brink of starvation and aid deliveries complicated by the fact that militants control the famine zones."
PLEASE PRAY FOR SOMALIA! They really need our help, the United Nations estimates that tens of thousands of people have died from malnutrition in Somalia. These excerpts have been taken from a New York Times article and can be found in its entirety at...