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East Africa Drought

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart. 1991. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African nation of Somalia. Warlords filled the void of a central government as lawlessness reigned and war became the norm.

WATCH: Crisis In East Africa

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

As world leaders gather in Durban for a UN conference on climate change, Al Jazeera's Fault Lines series focuses on one region hit particularly hard b...

Have U.S. Counterterrorism Policies Contributed To The Crisis In The Horn Of Africa?

Posted 11.29.2011 | World

When Al Jazeera's staff met Ibrahim Aden in Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp, he had just lost his one-year-old son. Five days earlier, he had buried anoth...

Hunger at Thanksgiving

Ertharin Cousin | Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact
Ertharin Cousin

As we take that last bite of pumpkin pie tonight, let us take a minute to think about the importance of pursuing the goal of feeding those hungry children whose faces haunt us, but more importantly, to give them the tools they need to feed themselves in the future.

U.N. Says La Nina Is Back, Could Prolong Africa Drought

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- The Pacific weather phenomenon known as La Nina emerged in August and will likely operate into early next year, prolonging the drought in th...

Oasis in the Drought

Anne Goddard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When I visited the village of Kalemunyang a few weeks ago, I was astonished by what I saw. Emerging from the barren terrain that dominates the landscape beyond the village was an expanse of green, an oasis of vegetation glistening in the mid-day sun.

In Drought-Stricken Ethiopia, a Mother Counts the Days

Coco McCabe | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

If only food and water were as plentiful as the stories of hardship and sadness we've heard the last few days as we've crisscrossed the drought-ravaged region of southern Ethiopia, from Yabello to Negele and back.

UN Says Food Assistance Reaches Half Of Somalis In Need

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.N. on Wednesday said food assistance has reached nearly half the Somalis in need, though it warned cases of diarrhea and ...

Food Crisis in East Africa: Exclusive Report From My Oxfam Trip

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Scarlett Johansson

Several months ago I came across an article about a refugee camp that profoundly struck me. Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, was declared full occupancy in 2008, but has received between 600 and 1,500 Somali refugees daily since.

Famine In Somalia Can Kill 750,000 In Next Months

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD and ABDI GULED | Posted 11.05.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A famine spreading through Somalia is killing more than a hundred children each day, the U.N. said Monday, and warned that ...

Rising Hunger In Ethiopia During Worst Drought In 60 Years

AP | By LUC VAN KEMENADE | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

SHEBEDINO, Ethiopia -- Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centers in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia after a drought in East Af...

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.

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? ...

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...

7 Ways U.S. Can Help Somalia

George Rupp | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

The United Nations has declared a famine in the Horn of Africa, surprising no one who works in the region. As early as August 2010 there were indicati...

East Africa Drought Solution Runs Deep

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

The East African drought of 2011 that is hitting Kenya and Somalia so hard is also proving to be one of the worst that Ethiopia has faced in 50 years.

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.

300 Somali Children Left For Dead On Journey To Refugee Camp

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

DADAAB, Kenya — Malnutrition stole most of Habibo's eyesight and left the 1-year-old close to death. Medical personnel tried to pump life back i...

East Africa Drought Leaves Millions Needing Aid

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The United Nations says 9 million people need humanitarian assistance in the drought-hit countries of the Horn of Africa. A spokeswoman for...