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Somalia Famine

African Leaders Pledge $380 Million In Aid To Somalia

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Associated Press) -- African leaders have pledged nearly $380 million to help famine-hit families in the Horn of Africa. Dur...

On The Ground In Somalia (PHOTOS)

K'naan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

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 | 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 | 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 ...

400,000 Somali Children Could Die Without More Aid, Says UK Government

AP | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A British government minister says up to 400,000 Somali children could die of starvation unless urgent action is taken. Internation...

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.

Somalia: Thousands Of Food Aid Sacks Stolen

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Sacks of grain, peanut butter snacks and other food staples meant for starving Somalis are being stolen and sold in markets...

Africa Must Donate More To Famine Victims, Aid Group Says

AP | By TOM ODULA | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya -- African governments must make more substantial donations to the international relief effort aiding the more than 12 million people a...

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

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...

11-Year-Old Boy Hopes To Raise $13 Million For Somali Famine

AP | By FRANCIS KOKUTSE | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana -- As international aid agencies scramble for donations for East Africa's famine victims, one multi-million-dollar fundraising drive has ...

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


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 | 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...

Some Somalian Parents Face Tortured Choice

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — Wardo Mohamud Yusuf walked for two weeks with her 1-year-old daughter on her back and her 4-year-old son at her side to flee Som...

Clinton: U.S. Giving $17M More To Somalia, Must Find Solution

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday described the severe drought threatening more than 12 million Africans with starva...

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-Shabab Departure Expedites U.N. Aid To Somalia

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — The top U.N. envoy in Somalia said Wednesday that the sudden departure of al-Shabab Islamist fighters from the capital will spe...