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Famine in Somalia

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Robert Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Robert Walker

Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.

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.

Do Muslims Really Care About Somalia?

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Akbar Ahmed

There is never a dearth of funds for magnificent mosques, but when it comes to alleviating the mass starvation of a people, Muslims are coming up short.

Corruption And Missing Funds Hurt Hungry Kenya Kids

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact

By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — International donors are spending nearly half a billion dollars to feed starving Kenyans, even after tens ...

Doctors Without Borders: Aid Groups Must Admit Much Of Somalia Can't Be Helped

The Guardian | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact

The head of an international medical charity has called on aid agencies to stop presenting a misleading picture of the famine in Somalia and admit tha...

Africa's Grapes Of Wrath

Kari Stoever | Posted 10.31.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

Similar to the 1930s across the American Great Plain states, prolonged drought in southern Somalia has turned the region into a dust-bowl, causing widespread famine and a mass exodus into neighboring countries in search of for food, water, shelter and hope.

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Aid Groups Say U.S. Anti-Terror Laws Are Still Holding Them Back

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Five Seeds of Hope for Somalia

Iman | Posted 10.13.2011 | Impact
Iman

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.

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Confusion Reigns Over New U.S. Policy For NGO Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. 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...

Kenyans Donate Over $200,000 Via Text To Drought Victims

BBC | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact

Kenyans have donated nearly $200,000 (£122,000) via mobile phone banking for aid to victims of the worst drought in the region in 60 years. The BB...

Your Questions On The Somali Famine Answered

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

At least six people died and 39 were wounded Thursday when al Qaeda-linked militants launched an attack aimed at famine relief efforts in Mogadishu, S...

Katherine Fung

ABC's David Muir On Somalia Famine: 'It's Heartbreaking'

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.27.2011 | Media

The famine in Somalia has only gotten worse with each passing day. The United Nations is calling it the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world...

Joshua Hersh

U.S. Struggles To Delivery Aid To Al-Shabaab-Controlled Areas of Somalia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON – International organizations working to mitigate the devastating famine conditions in Somalia are actively looking for alternative solut...

Joshua Hersh

UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations has officially declared the food crisis in parts of Somalia a "famine" and reiterated its desperate call for more aid...