Thousands of families displaced in recent fighting in central Somalia are in dire need of food and water, according to the Elman Human Rights Organization (EHRO), based in Mogadishu. According to Kiki Gbeho, head of OCHA-Somalia, despite the problems of access, "the humanitarian community is making all efforts to seek alternative ways to reach the affected … and are currently planning to distribute food and non-food items to populations displaced by recent fighting. Humanitarian agencies are also planning to scale up water and sanitation, health and nutrition activities in the area." (IRIN)

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