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Somalia Crisis

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...

U.N. Seeks $1.5 Billion For Somalia

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

RAS KAMBONI, Somalia — Kenyan troops and their Somali allies say they will push deeper into insurgent-controlled territory in Somalia now that r...

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...

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. ...

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 ...

A Tale of Sanitation: What Somalia Teaches Us

Jan Eliasson | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jan Eliasson

As we struggle to respond to this humanitarian catastrophe, we must remember that Somalis are in need of more than access to food, but also safe water, sanitation, shelter and healthcare.

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 ...

On Top Of Famine, Somalia Faces Cholera Epidemic

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization officials say famine-hit Somalia faces a cholera epidemic as dirty water and poor sanitation are leading to ...

U.S. Group Advises African Troops In Battle Against Al Shabaab

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — On the front lines of Mogadishu's streets, Islamist militants battle African Union troops. Standing alongside the peacekeep...

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...

Islamists Linked To Al Qaida On Verge Of Toppling Somalia's Western-Backed Government

Daily Telegraph | Mike Pflanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Insurgents linked to al-Qaeda are on the verge of toppling Somalia's Western-backed government amid the worst fighting in the country's capital in mor...

Somalia Crisis: What Can Be Done (LISTEN)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the worsening situation in Somalia, taking a look beyond the pirate frenzy offshore and examining the caus...

Editorial: American View On Somali Crisis Shortsighted

WardheerNews | Faisal Roble | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ethiopian troops, protected by US air power, invaded Somalia on Christmas Eve of 2006 to break the chokehold of that country by Islamists. The pressi...