Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys
Recently arrived refugees from Somalia bury the body of 18-month-old Sahro Mohamed, who died of acute severe malnutrition and dehydration, at the Kobe refugee camp, near the Ethiopia-Somalia border, August 12, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya
By Ibrahim Mohamed
MOGADISHU | Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:57pm BST
(Reuters) – Somalia called on Saturday for the creation of a new force to protect food aid convoys and camps in the famine-hit country, and declared a state of emergency in parts of Mogadishu.