Live tonight: Understanding Somalia

[video:brightcove:1772128809] Martin Plaut will chair a discussion about Somalia at the Frontline Club tonight – Tue 2nd September, 7.30pm UK time. If you can’t make it in person, please tune in to the Frontline Club live channel to watch it online and take part in the dicussion. Taking part will be Awale Kullane, from the New Somali Youth League, Tom Quinn of MSF, Khadija Ali, a Somali peace activist (via skype) and Juliana Ruhfus, from Al-Jazeera. The author Dr. Ioan Lewis was due to take part, but has had to cancel. The big question up for debate is,

What is the future of this war-ravaged and poverty-stricken country and what are its chances for an effective government? And what can be done to ensure that a humanitarian crisis on a massive scale is avoided and that Somalia remains open to aid workers and international assistance? link

UPDATE: Here is the recording of the discussion in case you missed it.