'Somalia faces worst crisis of past decade'

NAIROBI - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said yesterday.

NAIROBI - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said yesterday.

Worsening armed conflict, rising global prices of food and fuel, and severe drought are the main factors contributing to the humanitarian crisis in the country, Pascal Hundt, the head of the Red Cross delegation for Somalia said in Kenya, where the agency bases its operation because of insecurity in Somalia. - Sapa-AP

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