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Somalia Famine Aid

Warning Signs of Another Famine, Lessons to Be Learned From the Past

Shukri Harbi | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Shukri Harbi

The UN does not declare a famine until acute malnutrition rates among children exceed 30 percent, more than two people per every 10,000 die per day, and people are not able to access food and other basic necessities.

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...

The Somali Famine, Despair and Resilience

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

As the plane started to lose altitude and the images on the ground began to form into shape, I was stirred with nostalgic feeling triggered by the familiar soil and landscape.

Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.

Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.

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 Militants Withdraw From Capital

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Islamist fighters withdrew overnight from almost all their bases in the famine-struck Somali capital, the most significant ...

Clinton Calls On Al-Shabaab To Allow Aid

Posted 10.04.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday called on Somalia's al-Shabaab militants to allow food aid to move "unfettered"...