Mogadishu shops shuttered as soaring food prices add to desperation in Somalia

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Three years of drought and the global food crisis sparked by Ukraine war have left parts of the country close to famine, with the capital now feeling the strain

Fardowsa Nur Arab, a widow with four children, has no idea how to keep her family going. Skyrocketing prices are forcing her to shut the small restaurant she has been running in Mogadishu’s bustling Zoobe Junction for the past five years.

“I am losing my only source of income,” she says. “People can no longer afford to pay for the meals I cook so they have stopped coming to my restaurant.”

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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