Militants in Somalia seize UK-funded humanitarian aid


Department for International Development confirms al-Shabaab stole and destroyed aid worth £480,000 in winter 2011-12 An African Union Mission in Somalia hands out biscuits to Somali children. UK-funded aid was seized by al-Shabaab militants between November 2001 and February 2012, according to DfID. Photograph: Handout/Reuters Taxpayer-funded humanitarian aid worth £480,000 has been captured by al Qaida-linked militants as they rampaged…

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