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21 Jul 2011 description
report Food for the Hungry

Today, the United Nations declared famine in parts of the Horn of Africa -- resulting from the past few years of unpredictable weather and extreme drought. There hasn't been an official famine since 1984-85.

One of the ways FH is helping save lives in this region is by caring for the animals on which so many people depend.

01 Jun 2000 description
report Food for the Hungry

by Ted Yamamori
President of Food for the Hungry

Hunger and famine are beyond the comprehension of most of us. In countries like ours, it's a simple process; you're hungry so you eat. But what if there is no food in your home, or even in your community?

That's what people in eastern Africa are experiencing now. More than 16 million people are at risk of starvation in the horn of Africa. About 70 percent of those are women and children.