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Follow a doctor delivering desperately needed aid to drought stricken Somalia

by Gianna Toboni
Apr 19 2017, 11:27am

The UN has raised the alarm level on the hunger crisis hitting countries in the Horn of Africa. Half the population, or 6.2 million people now need humanitarian assistance to survive. In Somalia, specifically, violence from Al-shabaab and other armed groups only exacerbates the problem.

Wajid is one of the most desperate villages in southern Somalia, in part because the territory surrounding it is controlled by al-Shabaab, making the supply of crucial aid extremely fraught.

VICE News reports from Wajid on the crisis and follows a Canadian Somali doctor delivering desperately needed aid to the remote village.

This segment originally aired April 12, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.