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East Africa Famine

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 10.26.2014 | 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.

Expanding the Focus From Relief to Resilience

Kristalina Georgieva | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Kristalina Georgieva

Over the past year, 13.3 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia were thrown into crisis as a result of drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in 60 years. It doesn't have to be this way.

Report: 260,000 Died In Somalia Famine

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published t...

Human Climate Change Big Factor In Somali Famine

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green

NAIROBI, Kenya — Global warming may have contributed to low rain levels in Somalia in 2011 where tens of thousands died in a famine, research by...

Somalia Famine Anniversary: 10 Questions Answered

Martin Penner | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Martin Penner

July 20 is the one-year anniversary of the declaration of famine in Somalia -- a moment that, for many, marked the start of the 2011 food crisis in the Horn of Africa. What's the situation 12 months on?

SLIDESHOW: Top 11 Celebrity Activists Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact

When A-list celebrities throw their names behind a noteworthy -- but underrepresented -- cause, they're able to push it to the front of the world's st...

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...

The Top 11 Reasons To Give In 2011

The Huffington Post | Emily Heinz & Jessica Prois | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

When it comes to 2011's top stories of crises, the call for action doesn't end just because the year is coming to a close. HuffPost Impact's news stor...

Famine in East Africa: It's Not Over Yet

William F. Schulz | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
William F. Schulz

Reasonable as it may be to pause for a moment to celebrate progress, it is critically important to keep in mind that that perfect storm has far from abated and now threatens to sweep up two more countries in its tumultuous wake.

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...

Many Somali Famine Victims Afraid To Return Home

AP | By JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact

DOLO, Somalia -- Lush patches of green dot this once-barren land, allowing goats and camels to graze. A nearby field is full of large, purple onions t...

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.

Famine That Killed Tens Of Thousands Will Persist Until December

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 01.18.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The number of famine zones in Somalia was cut in half Friday, as U.S. and U.N. food agencies said aid had reduced death rates. ...

PHOTOS: Somalia Famine Baby Back From Brink Of Death

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

By KATHARINE HOURELD, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Minhaj Gedi Farah lay silently on a hospital bed three months ago, even his mother had ...

Which MAJOR World Crisis Are Will And Kate Donating Efforts To?

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

By Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have packed United Nations emergency supplies in Denmark to ...

WATCH: Kristin Davis Cries While Sharing Stories From Africa

Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact

As she continues to settle into her role as an Oxfam ambassador, Kristin Davis has taken a keen interest in empowering women in need, CNN reports. ...

The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity

Bono | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Bono

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.07.01AM.jpgThe food crisis in the Horn of Africa is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe, but it is getting less attention than the latest Hollywood break-ups and make-ups.

The Somali Famine: Where Are the Bad Guys When We Need Them?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

The looming deaths of hundreds of thousands of Somalis from famine and disease should be on everyone's mind. What kind of a world allows this level of mass suffering?

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.

Lynne Peeples

Hope In Face Of Hunger: Women, Micronutrients, Conservation Could Fend Off Food Insecurity

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

In the coming months, an estimated 750,000 Somalian people face starvation due to severe drought and famine. "The Horn of Africa is huge wake up ca...

Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.

Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

A program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is warning of a possible spike in international rice prices, a d...

Turkana: Looking Into the Face of Starvation

Don Golden | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
Don Golden

2011-09-06-Screenshot20110906at4.16.38PM.jpg There are no words to capture death by starvation but I bear witness to the fact: the young and old of Turkana are starving to death.

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 ...