Southern Somalia

More than 600,000 people have become displaced due to the ongoing drought in Somalia. Many end up at camps like this one in Luuq, Somalia, March 21, 2022.

Fears of famine grow amid worst drought in Somalia in decades

Climate Change

The United Nations is warning that a famine looms in Somalia’s future. The country has not seen rain for the past three consecutive rainy seasons, over a two-year period.

Somali troops march against Al Shabaab

Al-Shabaab’s ‘water terrorism’ is yielding results and tragedy in Somalia’s civil war


US forces go after leaders of al-Qaeda and al-Shabab in Africa

Conflict & Justice

Somalia: What constitutes a famine

750,000 Could Perish in Somali Famine

From Positive Change to Extremist Force: The History of al-Shabab in Somalia

One of the biggest obstacles to providing aid to those affected by the drought and famine crisis in Somalia has been the militant group al-Shabab, which controls large parts of southern Somalia. The al-Qaida-linked group is refusing to allow many Western aid organizations into the country, and at the same time is blocking people who […]

Delivering Aid to Famine Victims Proves Difficult in Somalia

The Horn of Africa’s worst drought in more than 60 years continues to wreak havoc as millions of people are affected by the resulting famine. Somalia has been the worst hit so far but delivering aid to the region has proved difficult since large parts of southern Somalia are controlled by the Islamic militant group […]

Famine Declared in Southern Somalia but Terrorists May Block Aid

The United Nations has declared parts of southern Somalia to be in a state of famine, as the country struggles to cope with a drought that has affected more than 10 million people in the Horn of Africa. But international aid efforts may be complicated because of the Islamic terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, which controls sections […]