Aid is wasted

NAIROBI - Aid workers are only reaching about a third of the thousands of civilians afflicted by Mogadishu's worst fighting for years, the UN's top aid official, John Holmes, said yesterday after visiting the Somali capitals.

NAIROBI - Aid workers are only reaching about a third of the thousands of civilians afflicted by Mogadishu's worst fighting for years, the UN's top aid official, John Holmes, said yesterday after visiting the Somali capitals.

Holmes said battles between rebels and Somali and Ethiopian forces have killed 1300 civilians and triggered the worst displacement crisis in the world. - Reuters

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