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Somalia Food Crisis

Somalia Famine Anniversary: 10 Questions Answered

Martin Penner | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Martin Penner

July 20 is the one-year anniversary of the declaration of famine in Somalia -- a moment that, for many, marked the start of the 2011 food crisis in the Horn of Africa. What's the situation 12 months on?

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.

Leveraging Short-Term Relief for Long-Term Gains in Garbatulla, Kenya

Nan Dale | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Nan Dale

As I watched women gather around earth pan with their empty jerrycans only to find dirty, silt-laden water unfit for cooking, washing or drinking, I knew we had to find an immediate solution.

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...

Pope Urges International Community To Help Somalia

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Impact

CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI urged the international community on Sunday to move quickly to aid hundreds of thousands of people fle...

U.S.: Somalian Famine One Of Largest Humanitarian Crises In Decades

Posted 09.14.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa's worsening famine is one of the largest humanitarian crises in decades, a U.S. State Department official said Fri...