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Somalia Famine

PHOTOS: Somalia Famine Baby Back From Brink Of Death

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

By KATHARINE HOURELD, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Minhaj Gedi Farah lay silently on a hospital bed three months ago, even his mother had ...

Which MAJOR World Crisis Are Will And Kate Donating Efforts To?

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

By Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have packed United Nations emergency supplies in Denmark to ...

Climate Change and Food Security: Out of the Mouths of Babes

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.16.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

If you've ever looked at grocery store labels (grapes from Chile, apple juice from China, rice from Thailand) you know the global food supply system is complex. With climate change, there will be winners and losers.

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.

High Taxes Hastened Devastating Famine

AP | By ABDI GULED and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 12.01.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The withdrawal of Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebels from their bases in Mogadishu and severe food shortages in southern Somalia m...

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.

WATCH: Iman Reveals What Moves Her Most

Posted 11.29.2011 | Women

How does Iman define success? HuffPost Women and Laura Brown, Features/Special Projects Director of Harper's Bazaar, sat down with the supermodel at t...

The Somali Famine: Where Are the Bad Guys When We Need Them?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

The looming deaths of hundreds of thousands of Somalis from famine and disease should be on everyone's mind. What kind of a world allows this level of mass suffering?

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 ...

Food Crisis in East Africa: Exclusive Report From My Oxfam Trip

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Scarlett Johansson

Several months ago I came across an article about a refugee camp that profoundly struck me. Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, was declared full occupancy in 2008, but has received between 600 and 1,500 Somali refugees daily since.

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.

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

A program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is warning of a possible spike in international rice prices, a d...

Join Me For Brunch at My Home to Raise Money for Famine Victims at "Brunch for the Horn of Africa"

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Marcus Samuelsson

Please help us make a difference and show kindness to our East African friends during their current and frantic time of need, by joining us for "Brunch for the Horn of Africa" on September 18th.

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.

Giving 1 Percent Of Jesus To Somalia

Sami Awad | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

Those who commit their lives to following Jesus are asked to follow in His steps. Many will argue that these are challenging tasks. If Jesus was here today, He would not do anything we cannot do ourselves.

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 ...

Famine In The Horn Of Africa

Dion Nicole | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices
Dion Nicole

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times deigning to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa. It is about DAMN time.

East Africa Famine Will Get Worse: UN Official

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A top U.N. official says the famine in East Africa will worsen in coming months but that he hopes aid agencies will be able to reach...

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.

Sharing Loss in Marsabit: Praying for the Drought to Break

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

Just ten years ago, the landsape around Marsabit town was green, with fields of maize and beans, and mango trees all over the hillsides. Cool mists frequently clouded nearby Marsabit mountain. But all that has changed.

PHOTOS: At The Start Of Muslim Holiday, Famine In Somalia Is Far From Over

Posted 10.30.2011 | World

The holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is traditionally a day of joyous festivities, of presents, of new clothes and abundant food. Yet as M...

Somalia Celebrates End Of Fasting Holiday With Food Aid

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact

DOLO, Somalia -- As she celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, Somali mother Quresho Mohmoud Dahir counted her blessings: all her ch...

Ramadan Reflection Day 25: Heal The World

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you can see Him. Because you understand although you cannot see Him, that He can see you." This is to motivate us to strive to do our best no matter what the situation is and not be lax in doing so.

African Leaders Pledge $380 Million In Aid To Somalia

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Associated Press) -- African leaders have pledged nearly $380 million to help famine-hit families in the Horn of Africa. Dur...

On The Ground In Somalia (PHOTOS)

K'naan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
K'naan

I left Somalia as a child and returned as a celebrated artist. But it's truly bittersweet, as being celebrated by a famine-struck nation isn't quite the celebration I had dreamt of.