By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM
An American delegation led by the administrator of the Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, met with Somali leaders in Mogadishu, the capital, on Thursday and announced $20 million in new American food aid for Somalia. Mr. Shah said that after two decades of conflict, famine and terrorism, it was necessary not only to address Somalia’s “critical emergency needs” but also to promote stability and recovery.
“It is important now to build a government and capacity for this country to become self-sufficient and to prosper economically so that children don’t die because they don’t have food to eat,” Mr. Shah said. In January, Washington formally recognized Somalia’s government for the first time since 1991.
Source: New York Times