Somali Women Bear Superhuman Burden

Inter Press Service: While the exit of the Al-Qaeda-backed rebel group Al Shabaab has led to the first U.N. relief airlift in five years in the capital of famine-wracked Somalia, the situation for women and children remains precarious, humanitarian workers warn. "We have heard very sad stories of women having to abandon their children along the way because they were too weak to carry them," Andreas Needham, a public information officer for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Somalia (UNHCR), told IPS. The......

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