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Al-Qaida in Somalia, how countries rank on aid and Latin American tensions | guardian.co.uk

How al-Qaida has joined forces with Islamist militiamen in Somalia’s IDP camps, the countries that are most committed to development and why Latin America needs ‘green peacemaking’

The politics of aid to Somalia

A Global development investigation has found that al-Qaida has joined forces with the Islamist militia al-Shabaab to provide cash, food and medical aid to those affected by the famine in Somalia. Watch Jamal Osman’s film, which reveals that al-Shabaab may be endangering lives by closing the camp for displaced Somalis and sending people back to their villages. And read Osman’s blog on how the relief effort in Somalia offers terror groups an opportunity to “do business” in the country.

Find out which camps are hosting refugees and IDPs affected by the famine and food crisis in Somalia and east Africa in our updated interactive map.

For more on this story, visit: Al-Qaida in Somalia, how countries rank on aid and Latin American tensions | Global development | guardian.co.uk.

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