U.S. Delays Somalia Aid, Fearing It Feeds Terrorists

One in five Somali children is wasting away from malnutrition. Tens of thousands need urgent medical care to survive. The whole middle belt of the country is teetering on the brink of famine. United Nations officials say Somalia has not been in such perilous shape since the central government collapsed in 1991 and is in desperate need of help. But right now that help is being delayed, they say, at least partly because the American government is worried that its aid is going to feed terrori…