ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA HUNGER

Alarming malnutrition in Somali capital

2014-07-28 22:06

The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350 000 people.

850 000+ Somalis desperately need food

2014-02-19 07:53

More than 850 000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and “in crisis and emergency conditions”, the director of the UN humanitarian operations says.

France gives $1.3 for Somalia displaced

2013-01-10 10:26

France has pledged to give $1.3m to help the poorest of the hundreds of thousands of people in southern Somalia forced from their homes by war and famine.

UN: 2 million Somalis need food aid

2012-09-11 22:25

About 2.1 million Somalis still need food aid and are facing a critical situation despite a fall in the number of people at risk in the last six months, the United Nations says.

Africa must stop begging for food - UN

2012-05-15 21:09
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A UN report says sustainable economic growth in Africa hinges on the eliminating of hunger.

1 in 4 children malnourished - report

2012-02-15 19:33

Almost half a billion children are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years because of chronic malnutrition, despite global advances against world hunger.

Slow response to Africa famine 'cost lives'

2012-01-18 11:24

Thousands of people in East Africa died needlessly because the international community failed to respond to early warnings of famine, Oxfam and Save the Children say.

Somali famine victims afraid to return home

2011-11-23 11:06

Four months after the UN declared famine in much of Somalia, some regions are beginning a slow recovery from the disaster, but many Somalis are afraid to return home.

Refugees killed in food aid shooting

2011-11-12 22:06

Three refugees queuing for food have been killed in crossfire when corrupt Somali government security forces tried to loot aid supplies in famine-hit Mogadishu, witnesses say.

Kenyan military action slows refugee flow

2011-10-26 19:22

The United Nations says the number of famine refugees flowing into Kenya slowed to a trickle after Kenyan troops moved into Somalia.

US increases food aid to Horn of Africa

2011-10-25 09:07

The US is increasing food aid to drought-hit and strife-torn Horn of Africa nations where millions of people are at risk of starvation and malnutrition, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

Eastern Kenya living in fear of Shabaab

2011-10-17 20:00

Fear of Islamist rebels grips this region close to the Somali border, a fear heightened by the abduction last week of two Spanish aid workers from a refugee camp.

East Africa famine relief saving lives

2011-10-05 22:03

Famine relief efforts in the Horn of Africa have saved countless lives and has stopped the famine spreading in the region.

US gives Ethiopia $121m food aid

2011-10-04 22:09

A top US aid official says they will donate more than $121m to Ethiopia to fight food insecurity amid a drought in the East African nation.

UN worries over renewed Somali clashes

2011-10-04 12:38

The UN says renewed clashes between opposing armed groups in Somalia are exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation in that country.

Shabaab force Somalis into famine zone

2011-09-22 19:00

Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shabaab are moving over 12 000 starving families back into famine zones they had fled, where the UN has warned they will die without help.

Turkish aid workers freed in Mogadishu

2011-09-14 20:06

Somali authorities have released three Turkish aid workers they detained for delivering aid to drought victims in an area controlled by Islamist Shabaab insurgents.

Donors spend millions on starving Kenyans

2011-09-09 09:54

International donors are spending nearly half a billion dollars to feed starving Kenyans, even after tens of millions of dollars went missing in a string of corruption scandals within the country.

750 000 'facing death' in Somalia - UN

2011-09-05 22:17

Three-quarters of a million people are facing death by starvation in Somalia, the UN says.

Somalia famine yet to reach its peak

2011-09-01 22:38

Food will be increasingly scarce in famine-struck southern Somalia until next year's harvest, the head of the United Nations refugee agency says.

Somali famine victims flee to Yemen

2011-08-27 13:07

The UN says there has been a jump in the number of Somalis, hit by famine, instability and high food prices, who are fleeing to Yemen instead of other countries in the drought-ridden Horn of Africa region.

Africa fundraises for drought crisis

2011-08-25 12:10

African leaders are holding a fund-raising conference in Ethiopia in a bid to plug a $1.1bn shortfall in aid for millions facing starvation in the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in decades.

AU to hold delayed famine fundraiser

2011-08-25 07:46

The AU is set to hold a much delayed summit to raise money to ease the Horn of Africa’s famine after mounting criticism over the continent’s weak response to the disaster.

Moral obligation to aid Horn of Africa

2011-08-24 17:07

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has urged world governments to meet a moral obligation to pump new emergency aid into the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

Africa to pledge funds for drought crisis

2011-08-23 11:12

African leaders are set to meet to pledge funds to tackle the famine in Somalia and extreme drought across the Horn of Africa which are putting millions of people at risk of starvation.

 

Somali capital one step short of famine

2014-07-07 14:38

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency just short of famine, the UN says.

Somali famine killed 258 000 - report

2013-05-02 10:17

Almost 260 000 Somali people died during a brutal famine from 2010 to 2012, more than was feared at the time, a report says.

US pledges $58m for Horn of Africa

2012-10-23 09:21

The US has announced an extra $58m in aid for Horn of Africa countries, lamenting the region’s "fragile" situation with over nine million people in need.

Obama touts $3bn in pledges for Africa

2012-05-18 20:42

US President Barack Obama says his country has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world.

$3.9bn to prevent East Africa famines

2012-04-06 12:01

International donors say they won't allow a repeat of last year's Horn of Africa famine and are gearing up to spend billions of dollars on programs to help communities withstand cyclical droughts.

Millions still risk hunger in South Sudan

2012-02-08 22:33

Conflict, population displacement and high food prices mean millions of people in South Sudan face hunger this year.

Somali militants ban 16 aid, UN agencies

2011-11-28 21:36

Somali militants have banned 16 aid groups and UN agencies in south Somalia after a year-long review.

250 000 face starvation in Somalia

2011-11-18 16:30

Hunger and drought is receding in Somalia, but 250 000 people remain on the verge of "imminent starvation", the UN says in a new assessment.

Somalia famine baby looking good

2011-11-09 22:27

The Somalia famine baby Minhaj Gedi Farah is recovering well and is almost at normal weight, as aid slowly reaches around half of 4 million starving Somalis.

US slams Somali guerrillas over famine

2011-10-25 11:19

US Vice President Joe Biden has sharply criticised the Islamist Shabaab rebels over Somalia’s famine, saying that the group has hindered efforts to bring food to the hungry.

Somalis struggle as aid falls short

2011-10-18 19:33

Trapped in famine-hit Afgoye, a rag-hut city ruled by Islamist Shabaab rebels and the world's largest camp for displaced people, Saedo Saleh knew she had to escape when her baby son fell sick.

Aid work curtailed at Kenyan camp

2011-10-14 15:30

The UN has temporarily suspended all non-lifesaving operations in the world’s biggest refugee camp following the kidnapping of two Spanish aid workers near the Kenya-Somalia border.

E Africa drought: Pope urges concrete aid

2011-10-05 13:11

Pope Benedict XVI has urged the international community to offer concrete aid for the drought and famine-struck Horn of Africa region, where more than 13 million need aid.

Jolie urges aid for Horn of Africa

2011-10-04 18:00

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has pleaded with the international community to step up aid to the Horn of Africa, saying that its response would determine whether huge numbers of people live or die.

US keeps aid out of Somali rebels' hands

2011-09-23 13:11

The US is using a controversial money-transfer system to deliver aid directly to Somali famine victims and keep it out of the hands of militants.

Cholera, measles to hit Somalia

2011-09-21 20:32

Cholera, measles is expected to hit Somalia famine victims, groups are warning as they call for more aid.

Somalis detain Turkish aid workers

2011-09-13 21:15

Somali security forces have arrested three Turkish aid workers for distributing aid to drought victims in an area outside the capital controlled by the al-Shabaab.

Somalia: 5 killed during food aid handout

2011-09-09 09:54

A Somali soldier has killed five people and wounded three others in the famine-struck Somali capital, as starving women and children gathered for food aid handouts, witnesses say.

Famine declared in new Somali region

2011-09-05 11:24

Famine spread to a sixth southern Somalia region and will likely extend further in the coming four months with 750 000 people at risk of death, the UN says.

Somali mother counts blessings on Eid

2011-08-31 12:17

As she celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, Somali mother Quresho Mohmoud Dahir counted her blessings: her children were alive. They had food. They were safe.

Ghana schoolboy raises $4 000 for Horn

2011-08-25 22:20

Amidst the millions of dollars pledged at an African fund-raiser to help those facing starvation in the Horn of Africa, one donation stood out: the $4 000 contribution of a Ghanaian schoolboy.

SA aid to Somalia exceeds R20m

2011-08-25 08:44

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says that although it's difficult to quantify, South Africa's contribution to relief efforts in Somalia has exceeded R20m so far.

Somalia famine to hit two new areas

2011-08-24 22:19

Famine is set to spread to two new southern Somali regions with millions of people reeling from extreme drought, the UN warns.

Harsh weather adding to plight of Somalis

2011-08-23 13:43

The UN refugee agency says unseasonably harsh weather is adding to the plight of some 1.4 million people displaced by Famine in Somalia.

Somalia: NGOs facing aid delivery nightmare

2011-08-22 11:10

Somalia is the world’s most challenging terrain for aid workers, according to the head of Doctors Without Borders, one of many groups scrambling to contain the ravages of a historic drought.

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