Devastated by poverty, severe drought, political instability and violence, Somalia has captured the world’s attention in mid-2011. Amid one of the worst humanitarian disasters to hit Africa in decades, aid organizations have struggled to bring essential supplies and personnel to the area due to armed militias overrunning the country. Here: A mother holds her severely malnourished infant son at a hospital on Aug. 14.
Photographer John Moore earned wide acclaim for his coverage of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2008, along with the recent people-powered uprisings in the Middle East.
His latest work — documenting the famine wreaking havoc in Mogadishu — can be seen in the stunning pictures here.