President Buhari, himself a Fulani and in failing health, has been “slow to respond”
Lifting her robe Husaida Mohammed revealed scar tissue blanketing her breasts, stomach, and extending up her neck and along her arms. “They poured petrol over me then lit it,” she said.
There have been at least 20 American airstrikes and ground operations in Somalia so far in 2017, the highest ever recorded in a year.
There is donor fatigue regarding droughts in East Africa, and Addis Ababa has faced accusations it played down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.
In 2015, Eritreans, Sudanese and Somalis made up a significant proportion of arrivals to Italy via the Mediterranean, now the prolonged drought conditions have depleted the resources they would need to cross borders.