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Somalia Famine

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...

Somali Women Fleeing Famine Preyed On By Rapists

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 09.30.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — Refugee Barwago Mohamud huddles silently beneath a few blankets stretched over sticks at night, fearing for her life after a nei...

WATCH: Iman On Somalia's 'Heartbreaking' Famine

Posted 09.30.2011 | Impact

Somali-American model Iman impressed the urgency for donors to contribute to the ongoing famine in Somalia on the BBC Tuesday. About 3,500 people ...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Fewer Refugees Making It To Food Supplies, Aid Workers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

The number of refugees pouring out of famine-stricken Somalia has greatly reduced in recent days, aid workers in the region say -- and that may not be...

African Union Forces Gain Ground Against Somali Militants

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — African Union and Somali forces traded barrages of fire at a new front line in Mogadishu on Friday, as AU forces gained new...

Help Somalia When Mother Nature Can't

Clay Aiken | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Clay Aiken

With rising fuel and food prices, and drought, added to an already dire humanitarian situation, it seems that Mother Nature is kicking the people of Somalia while they are down.

Your Questions On The Somali Famine Answered

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

At least six people died and 39 were wounded Thursday when al Qaeda-linked militants launched an attack aimed at famine relief efforts in Mogadishu, S...

Offensive Launched To Protect Somalian Aid From Al Qaeda Militants

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — African Union troops fought house-to-house battles with militants Thursday to clear space for aid groups bringing in food s...

Foreign Policy: Why Famine Is A Crime

Foreign Policy | Charles Kenny | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

Deprived of food long enough, the bodies of starving people break down muscle tissue to keep vital organs functioning. Diarrhea and skin rashes are co...

We Are Still the World -- Mom Bloggers in Africa

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

A throng of celebs singing on stage about a problem far, far away won't cut it when most of us are concerned about the impact of high food prices on our own baskets.

Somali 7-month-old weighs the same as newborn

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD and KHALED KAZZIHA | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya (AP) -- Seven-month-old Mihag Gedi Farah is the frail face of Somalia's famine. He stares out wide-eyed almost in alarm, his skin pulled...

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.

Bono Discusses Relief Efforts With Local Somalis Before U2 Show In Minn.

Star Tribune | Chris Riemenschneider | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

Minnesota's Somali community learned Saturday that Bono is one big-mouthed rock star who can really talk the talk. Before Saturday's concert at TCF B...

SLIDESHOW: Dadaab Camp In Kenya At More Than Four Times Capacity

Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

11:32am EDT By Catherine Hornby and Deepa Babington ROME (Reuters) - Emergency food centers in drought-stricken eastern Africa are overwhelmed by t...

WFP Chief Says Somalia Famine Will Expand Soon

Posted 09.22.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya (AP) — Famine in Somalia will soon expand to more areas as insecurity in the Horn of Africa country has prevented aid from reaching mo...

Somali Militant Group Says Famine Tag Is Propaganda

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A spokesman for Somalia's most dangerous militant group says it won't allow banned aid workers into the areas it controls. Shei...

War, Corruption Turned Somalia's Drought Into Gruesome Famine

AP | ABDI GULED and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali soldiers beat back desperate families with gun butts Thursday as they fought for food supplies in front of a weeping...

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.