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Somalia: Henry Kissinger and Me, Circa 1980

Richard Walden | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Richard Walden

At the time of Ronald Reagan's election, Somalia was sagely thought by Henry Kissinger to be ready for a tour de force, however off our collective radar screen it was at that time.

Famine's Legacies

Gerry Kearns | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK
Gerry Kearns

David Nally's insightful post on historical famine studies alerts us to the need to see immediate crises in the context of longer-term causes (see als...

Social Media Failing Somalia Famine Victims

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Why Social Media Fails Sometimes - Somalia in point. Horrifying: 29,000 children under the age of 5 dead in the last 90 days alone in Somalia. 29,0...

What Can the Horn of Africa Do in the Face of Severe Droughts?

Vinod Thomas | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

Given the unfortunate recurrence of droughts in the Horn of Africa, there is urgency in investing and maintaining drought resilient agriculture and agribusiness.

Why Somalia Matters

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

Somalia is not a distant place on the Horn of Africa, nor is the suffering of the Somali people of no consequence to us. I am called to be concerned and to act.

Can the Haves Understand the Have-Nots?

Aaron Hurst | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

"The divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing, and there is a shrinking middle class. I don't think any of us are that far removed from these issues. No one is immune from knowing somebody who is in a dire, tough situation right now."

"Your Son Is Not Sick. He Just Needs to Eat."

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

A famine? How did we get there? How did we let the situation deteriorate so that people are actually dying of hunger?

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...

Katherine Fung

ABC's David Muir On Somalia Famine: 'It's Heartbreaking' | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.27.2011 | Media

The famine in Somalia has only gotten worse with each passing day. The United Nations is calling it the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world...

Somalia: A Man-made Famine

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Michel Gabaudan

While it is true that droughts are an act of nature, there is nothing "natural" about the resulting famine in Somalia. Droughts can be mitigated and controlled when a nation has a functioning government.

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...

Amidst U.S. Heatwave, a Lesson on Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Homa Sabet Tavangar

While we live in comparatively great comfort, look at the disruption in our lives when it's so hot, even just by a few degrees. This makes me think about what those families are going through in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

'Green News Report' - July 21, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.20.2011 | 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: Deadly hea...

The Compassion Deficit

Robert Walker | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

What's most disturbing is that it's evident many members simply don't care about the world's poor. They believe that they were sent to Washington to save taxpayer dollars no matter what the cost in terms of lives saved or hardships avoided.

Joshua Hersh

U.S. Struggles To Delivery Aid To Al-Shabaab-Controlled Areas of Somalia | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON – International organizations working to mitigate the devastating famine conditions in Somalia are actively looking for alternative solut...

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...

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...

The New Geopolitics Of Food

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.27.2011 | World

In the United States, when world wheat prices rise by 75 percent, as they have over the last year, it means the difference between a $2 loaf of bread ...

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

Food Costs Highest Since 1990: U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Report (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Up for the sixth month in a row and fueled by surging sugar prices and rises in cereals and oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food...

Starving For Food, Thirsting For Freedom

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

When a natural disaster strikes, the world acts immediately. But even though the Darfur death toll continues to climb because of human rights violations, the world is still sitting silently.

World's Starving Nations: 2010 Global Hunger Index (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though conditions have improved considerably in some, many nations in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa maintain alarming -- and, in some cases, extremely a...

Putting Food First

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Princess Haya Al Hussein

What is missing in international development is that, except for the occasional rhetorical flourish, most politicians remain out of touch, uncomprehending of life for those living at the brink of starvation.

20 Nations Dealing With Crippling Poverty : 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A thousand dollars or less per person per year in GDP - the consequence of poverty, genocide, years of war, lack of natural resources, poor farm manag...

Achieve Sustainability or End Hunger?

George Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Kent

While sustainability deals with equity between generations over time, the hunger problem is about equity through space, between different groups or categories of people. These are two different problems. Both need attention.