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East Africa Famine

PHOTOS: At The Start Of Muslim Holiday, Famine In Somalia Is Far From Over

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is traditionally a day of joyous festivities, of presents, of new clothes and abundant food. Yet as M...

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...

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.

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...

African Famine, Wall Street and All of Us

Richard Walden | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

It's more than a bit disconcerting to look at the low level of the African famine relief response -- especially when you've been around long enough to remember the 1984 Ethiopian famine and its massive tug on the hearts 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...

Inside Dadaab Refugee Complex: What Is Working, What is Not

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Bill Frist

We heard stories from motherswho had lost their husbands. Families who journeyed for weeks to arrive malnourished and in need of medical assistance. And parents who had heartbreaking stories of losing children in the flight from famine in Somalia.

When Food Is Not Enough to Stop Famine

Erin Patrick | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Erin Patrick

When children are starving, the most urgent need is to feed them. It seems simple, but is it really? This is the question humanitarian workers confront on a daily basis at the world's largest refugee complex, in Dadaab, Kenya.

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? ...

Visiting Refugee Camps in East Africa

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact
Dr. Bill Frist

Over 29,000 young children have died of malnutrition and disease in Somalia over the past 90 days. We are now on our way to the Horn of Africa to see what more we as a nation can do.

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...

Teach A Farmer To Run A Business And Get Rid Of Poverty

Howard G. Buffett | Posted 10.07.2011 | Impact
Howard G. Buffett

As countries work their way out of poverty, increase their GDP and overall wealth, they become consumers of goods produced from countries such as the U.S. Their purchasing power increases and they import our products.

Ramadan Acts Of Worship Connect Us To The Suffering of Others

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Zakat is an almsgiving tax that every Muslim that has the means will pay this month. My husband and I will calculate our savings and pay roughly 2.5% of that savings to a charity we choose.

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...

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...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Fewer Refugees Making It To Food Supplies, Aid Workers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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...

Joshua Hersh

USAID Chief: Climate Change, Food Prices Spur East Africa Famine

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2011 | World

The long-suffering nations in the Horn of East Africa are enduring the worst drought conditions in more than half a century, and are at risk of "massi...