Letter: Briefly

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The Independent Online
NICHOLAS HINTON, director of Save the Children Fund ('Somalis pay price of UN shambles', 30 August) criticises the United Nations for inefficiency and lack of leadership. I am glad the matter has been brought to the Secretary-General's attention, although one would have wished it had been done with less publicity.

The UN has no mandate to charge into a country and take over its affairs without the consent and co-operation of the government cocerned, however weak, disorganised or corrupt that government may be.

Elizabeth Barton

Burton Bradstock, Dorset

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