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11 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Oct 2015 18:00 GMT

By Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in a region that has suffered frequent food crises linked to drought.

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13 Feb 2012 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – East Africa, still battling a hunger crisis, should be prepared for another dry spell and further food insecurity due to the persistence of La Niña weather conditions that last year brought severe drought to the region, weather forecasters have warned.

“La Niña conditions are expected to persist until March to May 2012,” the World Meteorological Office said on its website on Sunday.

25 Jan 2012 description
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By Emma Batha

LONDON (AlertNet) – Chad, again on the brink of a food crisis, will keep lurching from one emergency to another unless donors overcome their “repetitive amnesia” on the country and tackle chronic malnutrition there, International Medical Corps (IMC) warns.

Aid groups have warned that hunger threatens between 5 and 9 million people in countries in Africa's Sahel region just below the Sahara including Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Mali.

09 Sep 2011 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) - Governments in the Horn of Africa will launch a long-term regional project to end drought emergencies, as over 13 million of their citizens are starving due to drought, a regional body announced on Thursday.

01 Sep 2011 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Future famines in the Horn of Africa could be prevented by commercialisation of existing research findings and increased investment in livestock and agriculture, experts in Kenya said at the opening of a three-day meeting on the regional food crisis.

Almost 13 million people across Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are experiencing hunger due to prolonged drought, with famine killing tens of thousands in the worst affected parts of Somalia.

09 Jul 2011 description
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LONDON (AlertNet) - Aid agencies have come out in force in recent days, launching appeals for funds to help them deal with the impact of a severe drought in the Horn of Africa.

Many people seeing the adverts in newspapers and on TV will be wondering why it's happening all over again. And some might even ask themselves, just how bad is it? AlertNet has an overview.

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17 Jul 2001 description
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By Nick Cater

LONDON (AlertNet) - Twenty years of efforts against drought and famine in the Horn of Africa have failed to create a comprehensive and fully credible disaster preparedness and response system for the region, a United Nations report has admitted, while crisis appeals for 2001 are not being met.

Calling for the development of a fully coordinated regional response, the report from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was submitted to the Humanitarian Segment of the annual UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session, which this year took place in Geneva.

The report …