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Somalia Famine

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.

U.S. Group Advises African Troops In Battle Against Al Shabaab

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — On the front lines of Mogadishu's streets, Islamist militants battle African Union troops. Standing alongside the peacekeep...

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.

In Kenya, Eating One Meal A Day Is Becoming A Matter Of Chance

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

KAKUMA, Kenya — The two mothers exchanged blows as they held their wailing infants in their arms after one of the women tried to cut in the long...

On Journey Fleeing Famine, Somali Refugees Prone To Attacks And Rape

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camp...

Somalia Conditions Could Overwhelm Aid Efforts, Become 'Simply Unbearable': UN

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

GENEVA -- The number of people fleeing famine-hit areas of Somalia is likely to rise dramatically and could overwhelm international aid efforts in the...

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....

U.S. Set To Announce $100 Million In Aid To Somalia

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — Hundreds of thousands of Somali children could die in East Africa's famine unless more help arrives, a top U.S. official warned ...

Jill Biden Visits East Africa Famine Refugees

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press DADAAB, Kenya — A U.S. aid official warned Monday that hundreds of thousands of Somalis could die as famine spr...

Malnourished Somali Baby Thriving As Rare Success

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

Malkhadir M. Muhumed, Associated Press DADAAB, Kenya -- Only 10 days ago, Minhaj Gedi Farah was too weak to cry and his skin crumpled liked thin l...

Somalia Militants Withdraw From Capital

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Islamist fighters withdrew overnight from almost all their bases in the famine-struck Somali capital, the most significant ...

Troops Open Fire On Somali Refugees During Fight For Food

AP | ABDI GULED and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A World Food Program handout of corn rations to Somalis trying to survive a famine turned deadly Friday after government tr...

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.

Famine Boosts Recruitment For Somali Militants: UN

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

GENEVA — Islamic militants in Somalia who deny there's famine and block most aid are enjoying a boon in recruitment by giving people money at a ...

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"...

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.

U.S. Official Says 29,000 Somali Children Under 5 Dead In Famine

AP | MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Kaltum Mohamed sits beside a small mound of earth, alone with her thoughts. It is her child's grave – and there are t...

Somalia Drought Spreads As Fighters Warn Of Militant Cruelty

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The former al-Shabab foot soldiers assigned to a drab cement housing bloc are young – too young. One is only 9, yet t...

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 s...

U.S. Eases Terrorism Rules To Speed Up Aid To Somalia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sought to assure aid groups Tuesday that they can deliver desperately needed food to famine-stricken parts...

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 tent...