Aid Fears

The fear of being captured by Somali pirates is complicating aid deliveries to the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa.

Sulaiman Shamseldin, the director general of the Kuwait-based International Islamic Charitable Organisation (IICO), said the armed gangs who patrol the coast are forcing charities to use more indirect and expensive routes.

Mr Shamseldin admitted that “there is a risk” of aid shipments being captured.

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