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Somalia Famine

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.

Hunger Pains: Famine In The Horn Of Africa

The Guardian | Xan Rice | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

East Africa is racked by terrible famine once again. So why, when aid agencies saw the drought coming, couldn't they help the starving sooner?...

Joshua Hersh

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

WATCH: Somalia's Militant Group Continues To Deny Famine

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

Even as the U.S. estimates that 29,000 children have died of malnutrition and related illnesses in Somalia, al Shabab, the militant group that control...

Ramadan Reflection Day 5: A Prayer For Somalia

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

These people have no water to drink. Imagine if that was our reality. What's even more remarkable is that many of them who are Muslim are still fasting because that is how important their Islam is to them.

Clinton Calls On Al-Shabaab To Allow Aid

Posted 10.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday called on Somalia's al-Shabaab militants to allow food aid to move "unfettered" int...

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.

Uganda Could Be Next Country Hit By Devastating Famine

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

GENEVA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Uganda could be the next country hit by alarming malnutrition rates due to drought which has already sparked famine in south...

New York Times: As Insurgents Block Escape, Somalis Waste Away

New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the count...

PHOTO: NYT's Graphic Front Page

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone And Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Media

The New York Times ran a very graphic photo on its front page Tuesday. The photo, by staff photographer Tyler Hicks, shows a severely malnourished Som...

Somalia Refugees Start Ramadan: 'At Least This Fast Is Inspired By God'

Posted 10.01.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya (Reuters) – Somalia's famine refugees, weakened by months of drought, on Monday began Islam's punishing Ramadan fast amid the tents an...

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: Iman On Somalia's 'Heartbreaking' Famine

Posted 09.30.2011 | Impact

Somali-American model Iman impressed the urgency for donors to contribute to the ongoing famine in Somalia on the BBC Tuesday. About 3,500 people ...

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...

Help Somalia When Mother Nature Can't

Clay Aiken | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Clay Aiken

With rising fuel and food prices, and drought, added to an already dire humanitarian situation, it seems that Mother Nature is kicking the people of Somalia while they are down.

Your Questions On The Somali Famine Answered

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

At least six people died and 39 were wounded Thursday when al Qaeda-linked militants launched an attack aimed at famine relief efforts in Mogadishu, S...

Foreign Policy: Why Famine Is A Crime

Foreign Policy | Charles Kenny | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

Deprived of food long enough, the bodies of starving people break down muscle tissue to keep vital organs functioning. Diarrhea and skin rashes are co...

We Are Still the World -- Mom Bloggers in Africa

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

A throng of celebs singing on stage about a problem far, far away won't cut it when most of us are concerned about the impact of high food prices on our own baskets.

Jesus, Stalin And Casey Anthony: Reflections On The Horn Of Africa Drought

Richard Stearns | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

We did not create the desperate conditions of drought and famine threatening the lives of 10 million people in Africa. But, as Christians, it is our responsibility to do something about it.

Bono Discusses Relief Efforts With Local Somalis Before U2 Show In Minn.

Star Tribune | Chris Riemenschneider | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

Minnesota's Somali community learned Saturday that Bono is one big-mouthed rock star who can really talk the talk. Before Saturday's concert at TCF B...

SLIDESHOW: Dadaab Camp In Kenya At More Than Four Times Capacity

Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

11:32am EDT By Catherine Hornby and Deepa Babington ROME (Reuters) - Emergency food centers in drought-stricken eastern Africa are overwhelmed by tho...

WFP Chief Says Somalia Famine Will Expand Soon

Posted 09.22.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya (AP) — Famine in Somalia will soon expand to more areas as insecurity in the Horn of Africa country has prevented aid from reaching mo...

Will the U.S. Stand By As Famine Looms in Somalia?

Jeremy Konyndyk | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Jeremy Konyndyk

As Somalia has descended closer to outright famine, the U.S. government has largely stayed on the sidelines, contributing only $14.5 million -- a tiny fraction of the need -- for food aid this year.