Group Therapy

Who’d want to be an international aid worker trying to bring peace and stability to Somalia? Chatting to one last night, she told me how meetings on Somalia were coming to resemble group therapy sessions.
“One person will start off by explaining how they were running a great little project, getting results and moving things foward,” she said. “But then they say it’s all been ruined by fighting or clan rivalries. Then someone else pipes up saying yes, they know how it feels because the same thing has just happened to their clinic or school or whatever. No-one has any solutions left so we just sit around commiserating with each other.”