oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Allergy in Somalia : chairman's report

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



I was privileged to recently accompany the charity Gift of the Givers (GOTG) on a humanitarian mission to Somalia. I was part of a medical team of 27 health professionals which comprised 3 paediatricians. Somalia is a country gripped in war and drought resulting in millions of internally displaced people. There is no central government or health authority to take care of the basic needs of society. This has had devastating consequences for the people of Somalia. The women and children of Somalia have been the main victims of the famine. We treated thousands of children in the few days that we were there.

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