Oct 2011

World Food Day draws into focus the fate of millions of Somalis in need of emergency aid. Years of conflict and ongoing insecurity are compounding the effects of uneven food availability and distribution. The result is famine, widespread displacement, and human suffering on a devastating scale. Whose peace is it anyway? Connecting Somali and international peacemaking – Accord 21 – shows how Somali-led initiatives can provide durable security and law, as well as revitalise the economy. But they need international support. In the words of Mohamed Sahnoun, “there is remarkable potential in the people of this country which deserves to be given a chance.”