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Somalia: UK call to tackle root causes of problems

31 January 2012 Last updated at 05:08 GMT

The UK has called for a stronger international approach to tackle the root causes of the problems in Somalia.

The country has been without a central government for more than 20 years, has suffered from lengthy conflict and more recently, famine.

The UK Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, made the call during a visit to the Somali region of Puntland.

The BBC's Will Ross reports.