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Somalia Famine

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.

Giving 1 Percent Of Jesus To Somalia

Sami Awad | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

Those who commit their lives to following Jesus are asked to follow in His steps. Many will argue that these are challenging tasks. If Jesus was here today, He would not do anything we cannot do ourselves.

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.

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.

PHOTOS: At The Start Of Muslim Holiday, Famine In Somalia Is Far From Over

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is traditionally a day of joyous festivities, of presents, of new clothes and abundant food. Yet as M...

Ramadan Reflection Day 25: Heal The World

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you can see Him. Because you understand although you cannot see Him, that He can see you." This is to motivate us to strive to do our best no matter what the situation is and not be lax in doing so.

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.

Lives in the Balance: No Time to Waste in the Horn of Africa

Samuel Witten | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Samuel Witten

This is the worst drought in eastern Africa in decades. The United States recently announced additional funding for this emergency. But much more is required to avert greater catastrophe.

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 ...

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...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Aid Groups Say U.S. Anti-Terror Laws Are Still Holding Them Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Aid workers struggling to combat the massive famine in Somalia say that complex American counter-terrorism rules are still impeding the delivery of ai...

In Famine-Stricken Somalia, Islamic Aid Groups Shoulder The Relief Load

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Beatrice Gurrey | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Security problems in Somalia have kept Western aid workers at arm’s length. Famine relief efforts are instead being coordinated by the Organization ...

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.

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.

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...

Five Seeds of Hope for Somalia

Iman | Posted 10.13.2011 | Impact
Iman

Somali people are suffering and dying not just because the rains failed, but also because the policy of the U.S. and the larger international community toward Somalia has failed.

Somalia Famine: The Lives We Can Save

More | Posted 10.12.2011 | Women

As I sit at my desk at the White House – it’s hard to believe that just three days ago I was standing in the world’s largest refugee camp witnes...

Dear World: Please Wake Up!

Eugene Cho | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Eugene Cho

I get it. We're all concerned about the economy, the budget, issues in our own backyard, our personal finances, our churches, etc. But don't mistake donor fatigue with compassion fatigue.

The Bizarre Social Media Campaign Of Somalia's Terrorists

WorldCrunch | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

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On Top Of Famine, Somalia Faces Cholera Epidemic

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization officials say famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to ...

Plumpy'Nut: Just How Much Can This Peanut Paste Reduce Hunger?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently penned a piece for CNN describing how Plumpy'Nut, a peanut paste, is helping children in Somalia that are suffering from sev...

Curtis M. Wong

Student Gives Somali Orphans A Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact

While most of her peers are enjoying their free weekend time, Alia Mohamed spends her Saturdays on Skype. She will listen dutifully at her computer as...

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Meets Starving Children In Somalia

Posted 10.11.2011 | Media

Anderson Cooper reported from Mogadishu on Wednesday night, highlighting the children affected by the famine in Somalia. Cooper focused on the chi...

Al-Shabaab and Somalia's Famine

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

We need to learn from this crisis that there are many factors that contributed to it. One is conflict. And conflict resolution should be essential.