Most of the news coverage on Somalia lately has focused on those shockingly successful pirates who’ve been attacking ships and holding them for ransom off the country’s coast. But for us here at UNICEF, the real Somalia story is happening on land, where kids and their families are suffering from the horrible side effects of a prolonged civil war.
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UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken recently returned from Somalia, where UNICEF provides children in the war-torn nation with health care, education, nutrition, clean water and sanitation. This is the second in a series of blog posts he will write about his experience in the field.
For children in Somalia, the situation is dire. But, it’s just amazing to me that UNICEF is still able to make a difference in children’s lives in one of the most dangerous places on earth.