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Somalia Aid

Donors Reengage With Somalia To Rebuild

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact

* Donors return to Somalia after decades of conflict * Britain to host May 7 conference on Somalia * Focus on rebuilding...

How Somalia's Famine Aid Went Astray

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A large amount of food sent by the U.N. to the Somali capital during last year's famine never reached the starving people i...

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...

The Price Of Failure

Foreign Policy | John Norris, Bronwyn Bruton | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

On the morning of Oct. 4, a truck bomb exploded on a well-trafficked street outside the Ministry of Education in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, kill...

In Famine-Stricken Somalia, Islamic Aid Groups Shoulder The Relief Load

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Beatrice Gurrey | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Security problems in Somalia have kept Western aid workers at arm’s length. Famine relief efforts are instead being coordinated by the Organization ...

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...

Al-Shabab Departure Expedites U.N. Aid To Somalia

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — The top U.N. envoy in Somalia said Wednesday that the sudden departure of al-Shabab Islamist fighters from the capital will spe...

Ramadan Reflection Day 5: A Prayer For Somalia

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

These people have no water to drink. Imagine if that was our reality. What's even more remarkable is that many of them who are Muslim are still fasting because that is how important their Islam is to them.

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...

Why Women And Children Need The Most Help In Somalia

Caryl Stern | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Caryl Stern

Last week ⎯ on the dirt, beneath thorn bushes just outside of a refugee camp near the Somalia/Ethiopia border ⎯ a young mother gave birth to a dau...

Will the U.S. Stand By As Famine Looms in Somalia?

Jeremy Konyndyk | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Jeremy Konyndyk

As Somalia has descended closer to outright famine, the U.S. government has largely stayed on the sidelines, contributing only $14.5 million -- a tiny fraction of the need -- for food aid this year.

Somalia Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis In 18 Years

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI (AFP) - Persistent violence and a prolonged drought have plunged Somalia into its worst humanitarian crisis since civil war erupted two decade...