United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has raised= concern over the alarming situation in Somalia, where fighting and effects of a drought continue to escalate.

    “The current fighting in Belet Xaawo has forced thousands of people to flee anew, both within the country and across the border into the town of Mandera in Kenya. The people remaining in Belet Xaawo are moving out of the town due to lack of water and food,” Amos told a news conference on March 4.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.