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What if Your Child Was Hungry in Africa?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 11.18.2011 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The drought is only going to get worse. Rains predicted for October will likely be poor -- if they come at all. This hunger crisis will persist into next year. This has me worried that many more children may die. And they don't have to.

Join Me For Brunch at My Home to Raise Money for Famine Victims at "Brunch for the Horn of Africa"

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Marcus Samuelsson

Please help us make a difference and show kindness to our East African friends during their current and frantic time of need, by joining us for "Brunch for the Horn of Africa" on September 18th.

'A Poor Man Shames Us All': Hunger in Northern Kenya

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

For the past two years in a row, the rains have totally failed in Northern Kenya -- and the lives of pastoralists have been violently disrupted. In fact, rains have either failed or been insufficient for five of the past seven years.

In the Famine Zone, Preventing History From Repeating Itself

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

I was in Ethiopia during the "global food crisis" in 2008, and witnessed a tremendous amount of starvation, pain and suffering. And yet, that crisis was not nearly as severe as what's happening today.

WATCH: 50 Cent's New Energy Drink To Feed 1 Billion Kids In Africa

Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact

Moved to action by a recent trip to famine-torn Africa, 50 cent has launched an energy drink whose profits will feed 1 billion kids in the region. ...

Praying for Paradise: Eid al-Fitr in a Refugee Camp

Louis Belanger | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

By Chee Chee Leung, Media Coordinator at Oxfam Australia, in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya For most Muslims around the world, this week's Eid al-Fitr ...

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.

Sharing Loss in Marsabit: Praying for the Drought to Break

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

Just ten years ago, the landsape around Marsabit town was green, with fields of maize and beans, and mango trees all over the hillsides. Cool mists frequently clouded nearby Marsabit mountain. But all that has changed.

The Horn of Africa: Women Play a Pivotal Role

Clarissa Burt | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

African women play a pivotal role in their communities. They are not only the caregivers but also the emotional backbone, and political leaders.

Saki Knafo

Scientists Link Famine In Somalia To Global Warming

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

The Horn of Africa: Relearning Crucial Development Lessons

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Today, as we scramble to relieve the desperate situation in the Horn, we must make sure we don't look at this merely as an interruption in business as usual.

'Green News Report' - August 16, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama play...

Somalia, Dark Clouds and Silver-lining

Abukar Arman | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

The current human catastrophe only highlights the importance of supporting the resuscitation process of the dying Somali state.

Food Republic Will Host Twitter Chat to Help East Africa

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Marcus Samuelsson

I look forward to engaging with my fellow chefs in this important discussion about what the food community can do to help the millions of Africans currently at risk from this famine, and I hope you do too.

Somalia: End War Crimes to Help Tackle Famine

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) – All parties to Somalia’s armed conflict have committed serious violations of the laws of war that are contributing to the country’s ...

Statistical Numbing: Why Millions Can Die, and We Don't Care

David Ropeik | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
David Ropeik

The profound and sobering truth is that our perceptions are an inextricable blend of reason and subjective emotion. One death will always move us more than one million.

'Green News Report' - August 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President ...

Preventing the Next Somalia: Energy+Water = Food

Robert A. Freling | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Robert A. Freling

Long-term solutions must be put in place to mitigate against the adverse effects of climate change on poor and famine-prone regions of the world.

Why Is America Cutting Emergency Food Aid in the Middle of a Famine?

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

When I first visited Ethiopia at the height of the 1984 famine, I watched as twenty-four people died of starvation in less than fifteen minutes, right in front of my eyes.

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.

The Era of Living Dangerously

Robert Walker | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

We saw what happens when over-leveraged economies like the U.S. and Europe failed to anticipate the threats posed by unsustainable debt loads; we don't want to see what happens if we ignore signs that we are over-leveraging the planet's resources.

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.

'Green News Report' - August 9, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tempers bo...

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.

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Confusion Reigns Over New U.S. Policy For NGO Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

The Obama administration is facing more hurdles in its efforts to expedite aid to Somalia, as humanitarian workers remain confused about a week-old U....