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Aid and security in Somalia

3 June 2013 - Christian Aid's Cristina Ruiz responds to the news that the UK and other countries have pledged £50m in aid to Somalia to help rebuild its security forces.

In May 2013, the UK and other countries – including the US, China and South Africa – pledged £50m (US$77m) to help Somalia rebuild its security forces to tackle insurgents and criminal networks.

However, there is a huge amount of development work to be done and much of the country still lives in abject poverty.

Listen: aid and security in Somalia

In an interview on Trans World Radio, Cristina Ruiz, Christian Aid's Humanitarian Programmes Unit Manager for Africa, talks about our work in Somalia and responds to the use of aid money for security.