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US citizens scramble for food aid

The number of unemployed Americans continues to rise and some are now struggling to put food on the table, becoming increasingly dependent on food stamps to help them get by.

Food stamps are a state-subsidised programme that helps people with a low income buy food at lower prices. But for many US citizens it may not be enough to help them weather the economic crisis, as Al Jazeera’s Lucy Keating discovers in the US town of Knoxville in Tennessee.

Humanitarian aid trickles into Gaza

Egypt has been quick to help send aid into Gaza, but rigorous controls imposed by officials at the Israeli-controlled Ouja crossing have held up food aid intended for the Palestinians.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Egypt on the painstakingly slow process of getting humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

Somalia’s agricultural region faces dire future


Somalia’s humanitarian situation has been deteriorating in recent months, amid an increase in attacks on the country’s transitional government by opposition fighters.

People living in the country are losing hope as politicians in the government, which was once seen as the best possible chance for Somalia, argue among themselves.

In Somalia’s agricultural region the situation could not be more dire, as Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports.