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East Africa Famine

Ramadan Acts Of Worship Connect Us To The Suffering of Others

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Zakat is an almsgiving tax that every Muslim that has the means will pay this month. My husband and I will calculate our savings and pay roughly 2.5% of that savings to a charity we choose.

Uganda Could Be Next Country Hit By Devastating Famine

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

GENEVA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Uganda could be the next country hit by alarming malnutrition rates due to drought which has already sparked famine in south...

New York Times: As Insurgents Block Escape, Somalis Waste Away

New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the count...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Fewer Refugees Making It To Food Supplies, Aid Workers Say | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

The number of refugees pouring out of famine-stricken Somalia has greatly reduced in recent days, aid workers in the region say -- and that may not be...

7 Ways U.S. Can Help Somalia

George Rupp | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

The United Nations has declared a famine in the Horn of Africa, surprising no one who works in the region. As early as August 2010 there were indicati...

Foreign Policy: Why Famine Is A Crime

Foreign Policy | Charles Kenny | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

Deprived of food long enough, the bodies of starving people break down muscle tissue to keep vital organs functioning. Diarrhea and skin rashes are co...

Joshua Hersh

USAID Chief: Climate Change, Food Prices Spur East Africa Famine | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

The long-suffering nations in the Horn of East Africa are enduring the worst drought conditions in more than half a century, and are at risk of "massi...