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Famine in Africa

Many Somali Famine Victims Afraid To Return Home

AP | By JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact

DOLO, Somalia -- Lush patches of green dot this once-barren land, allowing goats and camels to graze. A nearby field is full of large, purple onions t...

PHOTOS: Somalia Famine Baby Back From Brink Of Death

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

By KATHARINE HOURELD, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Minhaj Gedi Farah lay silently on a hospital bed three months ago, even his mother had ...

Which MAJOR World Crisis Are Will And Kate Donating Efforts To?

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

By Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have packed United Nations emergency supplies in Denmark to ...

The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity

Bono | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact

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.

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...

Corruption And Missing Funds Hurt Hungry Kenya Kids

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact

By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — International donors are spending nearly half a billion dollars to feed starving Kenyans, even after tens ...

Doctors Without Borders: Aid Groups Must Admit Much Of Somalia Can't Be Helped

The Guardian | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact

The head of an international medical charity has called on aid agencies to stop presenting a misleading picture of the famine in Somalia and admit tha...

Famine In The Horn Of Africa

Dion Nicole | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices
Dion Nicole

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times deigning to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa. It is about DAMN time.

Africa's Grapes Of Wrath

Kari Stoever | Posted 10.31.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

Similar to the 1930s across the American Great Plain states, prolonged drought in southern Somalia has turned the region into a dust-bowl, causing widespread famine and a mass exodus into neighboring countries in search of for food, water, shelter and hope.

African Leaders Pledge $380 Million In Aid To Somalia

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Associated Press) -- African leaders have pledged nearly $380 million to help famine-hit families in the Horn of Africa. Dur...

On The Ground In Somalia (PHOTOS)

K'naan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

I left Somalia as a child and returned as a celebrated artist. But it's truly bittersweet, as being celebrated by a famine-struck nation isn't quite the celebration I had dreamt of.

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating International And Local Groups Working Together

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.19.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

This year's World Humanitarian Day is a celebration of people helping people. In Nairobi, where my colleague Kirk Prichard and I have been deployed on...

Africa Must Donate More To Famine Victims, Aid Group Says

AP | By TOM ODULA | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya -- African governments must make more substantial donations to the international relief effort aiding the more than 12 million people a...

WATCH: Bono, Anderson Cooper, K'naan Call For Somalia Famine Solution

Posted 10.13.2011 | Impact

CNN's Anderson Cooper engaged Bono and Somali singer K'naan in a forthright and passionate conversation this past week about the need for aid in Somal...

Clinton: U.S. Giving $17M More To Somalia, Must Find Solution

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday described the severe drought threatening more than 12 million Africans with starva...

Somalia Conditions Could Overwhelm Aid Efforts, Become 'Simply Unbearable': UN

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

GENEVA -- The number of people fleeing famine-hit areas of Somalia is likely to rise dramatically and could overwhelm international aid efforts in the...

U.S. Eases Terrorism Rules To Speed Up Aid To Somalia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sought to assure aid groups Tuesday that they can deliver desperately needed food to famine-stricken parts...

Kenyans Donate Over $200,000 Via Text To Drought Victims

BBC | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

Kenyans have donated nearly $200,000 (£122,000) via mobile phone banking for aid to victims of the worst drought in the region in 60 years. The BB...

Why Women And Children Need The Most Help In Somalia

Caryl Stern | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Caryl Stern

Last week ⎯ on the dirt, beneath thorn bushes just outside of a refugee camp near the Somalia/Ethiopia border ⎯ a young mother gave birth to a dau...

One African Nation Won't Acknowledge Drought; People Suffer In Silence

AP | By LUC VAN KEMENADE | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact

MAI-AINI, Ethiopia -- Alem Teke watched her crops in Eritrea shrivel and die from drought. She braved landmines and escaped being raped by soldiers to...

WATCH: International Aid To Horn Of Africa $800 Million Short

Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

Though 3,500 people flee Somalia per day and children have been left to die on the side of the road, the international aid response to the famine-plag...