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East Africa Famine

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart. 1991. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African nation of Somalia. Warlords filled the void of a central government as lawlessness reigned and war became the norm.

Expanding the Focus From Relief to Resilience

Kristalina Georgieva | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Kristalina Georgieva

Over the past year, 13.3 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia were thrown into crisis as a result of drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in 60 years. It doesn't have to be this way.

Somalia Famine Anniversary: 10 Questions Answered

Martin Penner | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Martin Penner

July 20 is the one-year anniversary of the declaration of famine in Somalia -- a moment that, for many, marked the start of the 2011 food crisis in the Horn of Africa. What's the situation 12 months on?

SLIDESHOW: Top 11 Celebrity Activists Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact

When A-list celebrities throw their names behind a noteworthy -- but underrepresented -- cause, they're able to push it to the front of the world's st...

WATCH: Crisis In East Africa

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

As world leaders gather in Durban for a UN conference on climate change, Al Jazeera's Fault Lines series focuses on one region hit particularly hard b...

The Top 11 Reasons To Give In 2011

The Huffington Post | Emily Heinz & Jessica Prois | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

When it comes to 2011's top stories of crises, the call for action doesn't end just because the year is coming to a close. HuffPost Impact's news stor...

Famine in East Africa: It's Not Over Yet

William F. Schulz | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
William F. Schulz

Reasonable as it may be to pause for a moment to celebrate progress, it is critically important to keep in mind that that perfect storm has far from abated and now threatens to sweep up two more countries in its tumultuous wake.

Have U.S. Counterterrorism Policies Contributed To The Crisis In The Horn Of Africa?

Posted 11.29.2011 | World

When Al Jazeera's staff met Ibrahim Aden in Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp, he had just lost his one-year-old son. Five days earlier, he had buried anoth...

Hunger at Thanksgiving

Ertharin Cousin | Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact
Ertharin Cousin

As we take that last bite of pumpkin pie tonight, let us take a minute to think about the importance of pursuing the goal of feeding those hungry children whose faces haunt us, but more importantly, to give them the tools they need to feed themselves in the future.

WATCH: Kristin Davis Cries While Sharing Stories From Africa

Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact

As she continues to settle into her role as an Oxfam ambassador, Kristin Davis has taken a keen interest in empowering women in need, CNN reports. ...

The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity

Bono | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Bono

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.07.01AM.jpgThe food crisis in the Horn of Africa is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe, but it is getting less attention than the latest Hollywood break-ups and make-ups.

The Somali Famine: Where Are the Bad Guys When We Need Them?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

The looming deaths of hundreds of thousands of Somalis from famine and disease should be on everyone's mind. What kind of a world allows this level of mass suffering?

Food Crisis in East Africa: Exclusive Report From My Oxfam Trip

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Scarlett Johansson

Several months ago I came across an article about a refugee camp that profoundly struck me. Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, was declared full occupancy in 2008, but has received between 600 and 1,500 Somali refugees daily since.

Lynne Peeples

Hope In Face Of Hunger: Women, Micronutrients, Conservation Could Fend Off Food Insecurity

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

In the coming months, an estimated 750,000 Somalian people face starvation due to severe drought and famine. "The Horn of Africa is huge wake up ca...

Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.

Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

A program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is warning of a possible spike in international rice prices, a d...

Turkana: Looking Into the Face of Starvation

Don Golden | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
Don Golden

2011-09-06-Screenshot20110906at4.16.38PM.jpg There are no words to capture death by starvation but I bear witness to the fact: the young and old of Turkana are starving to death.

PHOTOS: At The Start Of Muslim Holiday, Famine In Somalia Is Far From Over

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is traditionally a day of joyous festivities, of presents, of new clothes and abundant food. Yet as M...

Dear World: Please Wake Up!

Eugene Cho | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Eugene Cho

I get it. We're all concerned about the economy, the budget, issues in our own backyard, our personal finances, our churches, etc. But don't mistake donor fatigue with compassion fatigue.

African Famine, Wall Street and All of Us

Richard Walden | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

It's more than a bit disconcerting to look at the low level of the African famine relief response -- especially when you've been around long enough to remember the 1984 Ethiopian famine and its massive tug on the hearts of the world.

Inside Dadaab Refugee Complex: What Is Working, What is Not

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Bill Frist

We heard stories from motherswho had lost their husbands. Families who journeyed for weeks to arrive malnourished and in need of medical assistance. And parents who had heartbreaking stories of losing children in the flight from famine in Somalia.

When Food Is Not Enough to Stop Famine

Erin Patrick | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Erin Patrick

When children are starving, the most urgent need is to feed them. It seems simple, but is it really? This is the question humanitarian workers confront on a daily basis at the world's largest refugee complex, in Dadaab, Kenya.

Hunger Pains: Famine In The Horn Of Africa

The Guardian | Xan Rice | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

East Africa is racked by terrible famine once again. So why, when aid agencies saw the drought coming, couldn't they help the starving sooner?...

Visiting Refugee Camps in East Africa

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact
Dr. Bill Frist

Over 29,000 young children have died of malnutrition and disease in Somalia over the past 90 days. We are now on our way to the Horn of Africa to see what more we as a nation can do.

Teach A Farmer To Run A Business And Get Rid Of Poverty

Howard G. Buffett | Posted 10.07.2011 | Impact
Howard G. Buffett

As countries work their way out of poverty, increase their GDP and overall wealth, they become consumers of goods produced from countries such as the U.S. Their purchasing power increases and they import our products.