Talk is cheap
Special Report: Assisting the Somali Population Affected by the Humanitarian Crisis of 2011
Somalia’s humanitarian crisis continues to be one of the worst in the world. This year, Somalis have faced the devastating effects of drought, compounding a long-lasting conflict and the absence of a functioning health care system.
Throughout 2011 MSF ran medical projects in up to 22 different locations in south-central Somalia, the epicenter of the crisis, as well as large-scale programs in the Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.
In the period from May to December 2011, MSF treated over 95,000 patients for malnutrition, and treated over 6,000 patients for measles and vaccinated almost 235,000 children against the disease. Within its various health care structures MSF assisted in over 5,500 deliveries and provided over 450,000 consultations.
Download the full report here.
Malawi's "institutional weakness" -
Obama on his first official trip to Sub-Saharan Africa talked about the fact that African countries needed not strong men but strong institutions. The seemingly Malawian power struggle and dangerous vacuum of power after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika reiterates the fact that Africa has a long way to go in order to strengthen its institutions.
However good luck to defacto President Joyce Banda, and i hope the transition goes through smoothly
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