Tag archive for ‘Famine’
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By MGoth On Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Somalia : Will Somalia get enough rain

JOHANNESBURG,  – Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS More...

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By MGoth On Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Somalia: Global warming may have fueled Somali drought

  NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Global warming may have contributed to low rain levels in Somalia in 2011 where tens of thousands died in a famine, research by British climate scientists suggests. Scientists with More...

Livestock herders near the central Somali town of Belet Weyne in the Hiiraan region. Photograph: Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/EPA
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Somalia’s journey from disaster to resilience a test case for development

Livestock herders near the central Somali town of Belet Weyne in the Hiiraan region. Photograph: Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/EPA Local head of Food and Agriculture Organisation wants co-ordinated aid approach to helping More...

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By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Ethiopia: An Early Warning for a Famine in 2013

For the past several months, there has been much display of public sorrow and grief in Ethiopia. But not for the millions of invisible Ethiopians who are suffering and dying from starvation, or what the “experts” More...

Ethiopian adds Berbera to its growing list of international destinations
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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SOMALILAND: Ethiopian Airlines, Dubai Statement, Berbera port, airport, bomb squad

Welcome to our weekly roundup of some of the stories that made headlines across Somaliland this week. In no particular order here they are. The week started on an interesting note. The first direct talks between More...

President Ahmed Silanyo appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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SOMALILAND: President appeals for urgent aid as drought ravages nation

HARGEISA — President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo on Sunday issued an emergency appeal for international aid saying his unrecognized country is suffering its worst drought, devastating four main regions. “The More...

Kobe refugee camp in Ethiopia-Somali border
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Djibouti diaspora groups donate food to Somaliland’s starving

ETHIOPIA, KOBE CAMP: Haway Mohamed, 44, walks with her four year old son, Noor, toward the tent they now call home at the Kobe refugee camp near the Ethiopia-Somalia border, August 2011 (AFP Photo/Roberto Schmidt) ZEILA More...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during an international conference on Somalia, in Istanbul last week
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Turkey succeeds where Western nations failed

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) welcomes Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed during an international conference on Somalia, in Istanbul last week. (Osman Orsal/Reuters) MOGADISHU — In More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Why are kidnappings a problem in and around Somalia?

Poverty is stark in Somalia. The country doesn’t have a government strong enough to stop the crime. Those two things have helped make kidnapping foreigners and seizing foreign ships common in and around this More...

Turkish Red Crescent teaches Somali people how to make bread.
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Turks teach Somalis how to make bread

The Turkish team would open a mobile kitchen to meet food need of 10,000 people a day, Lostar also said. MOGADISHU — Turkish Red Crescent teaches Somali people how to make bread in a mobile bakery, head of More...

Turkey to start distributing potable water to Somalis from well
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, January 7th, 2012
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Turkey to start distributing potable water to Somalis from well

MOGADISHU — The ministry said DSI teams would start distributing potable water to the tent-site as of Saturday. Turkish State Water Works (DSI) will start distributing potable water to Somali people from well More...

Farah launches foundation to help Somalia famine victims
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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Mo Farah launches foundation to help Somalia

NAIROBI — Mo Farah described today how winning the world title he had always coveted in September prompted him to use the accomplishment to help starving people back in his homeland of Somalia. The athlete More...

Cars clog a main road in Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland. Photograph: Shashank Bengali/Getty Images
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 26th, 2011
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In Somaliland, less money has brought more democracy

Unable to access foreign aid, Somaliland’s government has had to negotiate with citizens and business leaders for financial support – and provide stability and democracy in return HARGEISA — As the More...

An extended family arrives at a makeshift camp for Somalis displaced by drought and famine on August 13, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. (John Moore/Getty Images)
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 26th, 2011
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Help For Somalia Comes From Unexpected Sources

MOGADISHU — The crisis in Somalia has grown so acute—with an estimated 3.2 million people now on the verge of starvation—that aid is coming in from some unexpected places. An extended family arrives at More...

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan speaks with internal displaced children from southern Somali (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 19th, 2011
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Turkey to re-open embassy in Somalia

MOGADISHU— Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, keen to strengthen Ankara’s ties with the African continent, said on Friday he would set up an embassy in Somalia and promised major infrastructure projects More...

Somalia's Agriculture Minister Abdullahi Hagi Mohamed Nuur
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 19th, 2011
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Iran’s Foreign Minister set to visit Somalia

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s Agriculture Minister Abdullahi Hagi Mohamed Nuur has praised Iran for its prompt dispatch of humanitarian relief aid to the drought-hit nation, where millions are on the brink of More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 19th, 2011
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Turkish PM arrives in Somalia to draw attention to famine

MOGADISHU —Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Somalia on Friday where he plans to visit relief camps and hospitals to draw international attention to the East African country’s drought More...

A malnourished Somali child sits next to makeshift tents at a camp for people who have been displaced by drought in Mogadishu on August 9, 2011.  AFP/Getty Images
By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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U.N. investigating stolen famine aid

MOGADISHU — Sacks of grain, peanut butter snacks and other food staples meant for starving Somalis are being stolen and sold in markets, an Associated Press investigation has found, raising concerns that thieving More...

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By SomalilandPress On Monday, August 15th, 2011
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The Looming Danger That Africa and Int. Community Need to Confront

The situation in the Horn of Africa is basically of that of famine and unprecedented drought affecting many countries, but when this catastrophe eases, and the Shabaab leaves the operating theater, there is another More...

Unicef has lined up Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor to front a fundraising appeal for people in east Africa affected by drought and famine. Photograph: Unicef/PA
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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Unicef use the force of Ewan McGregor to bolster east Africa drought appeal

LONDON — Unicef, the UN agency for children, has enlisted Ewan McGregor – the actor best known for his roles in Trainspotting and the Star Wars prequels – in a campaign to raise money for the drought More...