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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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MAHOMED, Zeyn; MOOLLA, Muhammad; MOTARA, Feroza  and  LAHER, Abdullah. A Somalia mission experience. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.8, pp. 659-660. ISSN 0256-9574.

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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