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Famine in Africa

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.

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...

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.

On The Ground In Somalia (PHOTOS)

K'naan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
K'naan

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...

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...

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...

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...