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Girl, 6, Donates Birthday To Raising Thousands For Clean Water In Africa

Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact

Ellie Schrock is one little girl with a huge heart. The 6-year-old girl from Waterford, Mich., has been committed to bringing clean water to Afric...

Rebel Without a Cause: Playing Chicken in South Sudan

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Those who are fighting will naturally look to China to help resolve the dispute. Silence is not really an option.

Morocco for a Week Only

John Robshaw | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
John Robshaw

You can see a lot in one week in Morocco if you hire a good driver and speed a bit.

My Journey From A Ugandan Village To Harvard

Akandwahano Dominic | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Akandwahano Dominic

In primary school, I had to walk five kilometers daily to and from school, bearing the coldness of the morning on my bare feet before turning around and greeting the dangers of the dark.

The Travel Detective: Is Egypt Safe?

Peter Greenberg | Posted 03.18.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

There are about 400 ships set up for cruising the Nile, but only about 40 are currently operating. That's how much tourism has dropped since the Arab Spring began about a year ago.

PHOTOS: Bubbling Lava Lake And Steaming Geysers In Africa

Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

From the January 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine: East Africa's Afar depression is one of the world's most geologically hyperactive regi...

PHOTOS: Exploring Kenya's Pristine Wilds

Michael Poliza | Posted 03.04.2012 | Travel
Michael Poliza

I was convinced Kenya couldn't offer a genuine wilderness experience. I was so wrong!

Hunger Hits Nairobi's Slums

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Arthur Nazaryan

Nairobi, Kenya - In one of Nairobi's most dangerous slums, Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide has set up a nutrition clinic to fight widespread hunger...

In Drought-Stricken Ethiopia, a Mother Counts the Days

Coco McCabe | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

If only food and water were as plentiful as the stories of hardship and sadness we've heard the last few days as we've crisscrossed the drought-ravaged region of southern Ethiopia, from Yabello to Negele and back.

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.

Saki Knafo

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

A Tale of Sanitation: What Somalia Teaches Us

Jan Eliasson | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jan Eliasson

As we struggle to respond to this humanitarian catastrophe, we must remember that Somalis are in need of more than access to food, but also safe water, sanitation, shelter and healthcare.

Violence Against Women and Girls in the Horn of Africa: The Untold Story

Sarah Costa | Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact
Sarah Costa

While we have been hearing news stories about the desperate need for food, water and basic health care in the Horn of Africa, we have heard little about the appalling sexual violence women and girls face there every day.

Saki Knafo

Scientists Link Famine In Somalia To Global Warming | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

As millions of people struggle to survive a famine in East Africa, it’s hard not to ask whether anyone saw this disaster coming. Chris Funk, one of ...

400,000 Somali Children Could Die Without More Aid, Says UK Government

AP | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A British government minister says up to 400,000 Somali children could die of starvation unless urgent action is taken. Internation...

Kia Makarechi

A Former Investment Banker Brings Light To East Africa | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact

Katherine Lucey spent 20 years as an investment banker focused in the energy sector. Now, she endeavors to bring clean energy to rural east Africa and...

Wasted Food in a Famine: the Real Tragedy

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Jonathan Kalan

Contrary to what the media may have made you believe, there is food in Africa. And there is enormous potential for even more food in Africa. The problem is, the food isn't reaching those who need it. And that potential is hardly being realized.

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.

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.

Watch: Rat Tempts Predators With Poisonous Mohawk

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

A species of African rat has developed a novel advantage in the evolutionary struggle - it slathers poison across the fur on its back. The rats apply ...

Helping East Africa: The Basic Necessities and the People Who Go Without

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Marcus Samuelsson

It's often hard for us to imagine going without some of our luxuries like travel, dining out, or Internet, much less our basic necessities like food and water. But try for a minute to imagine how life would be with such deprivations.

Joshua Hersh

UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations has officially declared the food crisis in parts of Somalia a "famine" and reiterated its desperate call for more aid...

Tourists Changing The World In East Africa

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Skees

Bacho, Tanzania - It's a typical story: Americans go to Africa for safari. They find that the television images of big-eyed children with protruding r...

The Search For Legendary Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship

GlobalPost | Erin Conway-Smith | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

LAMU, Kenya -- Did the Chinese come to East Africa before the Europeans? China says yes, as do a growing number of Western historians. To prove the...

Sauti za Busara: Zanzibar's Ultimate Music Festival

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Linda Constant