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A Somalia mission experience

Zeyn Mahomed, Muhammad Moolla, Feroza Motara, Abdullah Laher

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Reports about The Horn of Africa Famine Crisis in 2011 flooded our news bulletins and newspapers. Yet the nations of the world failed to respond and alleviate the unfolding disaster. In August 2011, the Gift of the Givers Foundation mobilised what was to become the largest humanitarian mission ever conducted by an African organisation. Almost a year later, the effort continues, changing the face of disaster medicine as we know it.

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Zeyn Mahomed, Emergency Department, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Muhammad Moolla, Emergency Department, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Feroza Motara, Emergency Department, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Abdullah Laher, Emergency Department, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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Keywords

Horn of Africa Crisis; Humanitarian Crisis; Disaster Response; Somalia

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(8):659-660.

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-05-04
Date published: 2012-06-28

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