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14 Aug 2013 description

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A row broke out among small farmers in central Kenya’s upper Tana water catchment area around four years ago, with accusations and counter-accusations flying, tempers rising and fighting not far off.

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27 Sep 2011 description

27 Sep 2011 09:00 Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Kate Kelland

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The GAVI international immunisations group said on Tuesday it had agreed more than 50 new deals to fund potentially life-saving vaccines for children in 37 developing countries.

02 Jul 2011 description

By Beatrice Gachenge

NAIROBI, July 1 (Reuters) - Donor fatigue following recurrent humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa has left aid agencies short of funds to carry out their work.

The number of refugees in need of assistance has risen in countries affected by a severe drought, including Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia, a UNICEF spokesman said.

08 Jun 2010 description

08 Jun 2010 19:52:39 GMT

* Qatari Emir will try to settle border row

* Horn nations overlook crucial shipping lanes

* Djibouti says Eritrean troops withdraw from occupied areas

(Adds Djibouti comment, Eritrea troop withdrawal)

By Barry Malone

ADDIS ABABA, June 8 (Reuters) - The African Union on Tuesday supported a mediation agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti, whose border standoff could destabilise the Horn of Africa region.

Djibouti's government said that further to the deal, Eritrea had withdrawn its troops from two areas they had occupied.

The Red Sea …

04 Jun 2009 description

By Frank Nyakairu

DADAAB, Kenya, June 4 (Reuters) - Somalis fleeing war and hunger at home are pouring into neighbouring Kenya at an average rate of 7,000 per month, swelling what is already the world's largest refugee settlement, U.N.

02 Jun 2009 description

By Jasmin Melvin

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - Climate change could cost the African continent more farmland than the United States uses to plant its eight major field crops combined, according to a study published in the June issue of Environmental Science and Policy.

Farming on up to 1 million square kilometers (247 million acres) of land in Africa could subside by 2050 as climate change makes areas too hot and dry for growing crops, the study said.

The latest U.S. Agriculture Department data puts plantings of the eight major U.S.

09 Nov 2006 description

By Gordon Bell

CAPE TOWN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Immediate steps are needed to avert a potential catastrophe as climate change dries up water resources in drought affected areas, hitting poor farmers, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

The vast majority of the world's malnourished people, estimated at about 830 million people, are small farmers, herders and farm labourers, pointing to devastating effects from global warning and requiring a tripling of yearly farming aid to poor countries.

"Climate change threatens to intensify water insecurity on an unparalleled …

07 Mar 2006 description

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Hunger and starvation among African children could be eliminated for $5 billion, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

25 Apr 2000 description

By Crispian Balmer

PARIS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday famine could still be avoided in the Horn of Africa, but admitted the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea was deterring donors from sending aid.

''If those who have the capacity to help do so we might be able to avert a disaster,'' Annan told reporters after meeting U.N.

04 Apr 2000 description

By Douglas Hamilton

CAIRO (Reuters) - Europe is making urgent plans for emergency food shipments to the famine-stricken Horn of Africa but war between Eritrea and Ethiopia will hamper logistics, EU Commissioner for Development Poul Nielsen said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Africa-Europe summit in Cairo, Nielsen said he had discussed the looming food crisis with the presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti and the foreign minister of Ethiopia.

Nielsen said the European Union and other donors planned to send some 800,000 tonnes of food aid to Ethiopia.