NAIROBI/CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy: The first U.N. aid delivery has been
made to a rebel-held Somalia region after the rebels who hold the area
lifted a ban on the operations of foreign aid agencies, according to a
spokeswoman who spoke to AFP Sunday.
The move came after world leaders, including Pope Benedict XVI urged
the international community to make haste in aiding hundreds of
thousands of people fleeing drought and famine in Somalia and elsewhere
in the Horn of Africa.
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