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Horn of Africa Drought

Responding Early and Building Resilience in the Sahel

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Nancy Lindborg

A year after the worst drought in 60 years sent 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa into crisis, we are now facing a rising threat of crisis in the Sahel -- an arid belt that stretches from Senegal through Niger and Burkina Faso to Chad.

In Horn of Africa, Food Crisis Creates Shame

Chris Herlinger | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Chris Herlinger

Food crises are more and more affecting not only the rural poor, but the one-time farmers and laborers who have migrated from the countryside to urban areas seeking a better life.

USAID: Building Resiliency In The Horn of Africa

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News
Tom Murphy

Programming in the HoA seeks to give people living in the region the ability to adjust to the cyclical droughts that return every few years. Feed the Future is one USAID program that hopes to build the capacity to withstand weather challenges.

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...

Creating a Strong African-American Voice for Africa

Rev. Derrick Boykin | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Derrick Boykin

As an African American, I feel compelled to take action on issues facing my brothers and sisters in Africa. We, as a community, need a paradigm shift in the way African-Americans view Africa.

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.

Statistical Numbing: Why Millions Can Die, and We Don't Care

David Ropeik | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
David Ropeik

The profound and sobering truth is that our perceptions are an inextricable blend of reason and subjective emotion. One death will always move us more than one million.

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.

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.

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.