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09 May 2018 description
report The Guardian

Tom Gardner and Charlie Rosser in Djibouti
Wed 9 May 2018 02.00 EDT

Persecution and hardship drives almost 100,000 migrants to cross the Red Sea each year, risking the treacherous journey in a bid to reach the Gulf

19 Jul 2012 description
report The Guardian

For the first time it is possible to see which companies benefit from aid contracts and which countries are the main recipients

By Felicity Lawrence and Claire Provost

As the food crisis in the Sahel countries of west Africa deepens and the anniversary of the famine in the Horn of Africa falls, the debate about how best to deliver food aid to the world's hungry has intensified.

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30 Jan 2012 description
report The Guardian

From the Horn of Africa to the Sahel, we must learn to be honest about the nature of a fundamentally flawed global food system

Drought and famine are not extreme events. They are not anomalies. They are merely the sharp end of a global food system that is built on inequality, imbalances and – ultimately – fragility. And they are the regular upshot of a climate that is increasingly hostile and problematic for food production across huge swathes of the developing world.

21 Nov 2011 description
report The Guardian

Pascal Lamy

Increasing agricultural productivity in Africa and removing trade restrictions are our best hope for feeding the planet

If we are to succeed in alleviating poverty and providing the necessary framework for sustainable development on our planet, there is no more pressing need than ensuring the supply of affordable food for our people. Not only have we failed to adequately address the issue of food security, but the situation threatens to take a turn for the worse in the near future.

14 Sep 2011 description
report The Guardian

Influence of financial players on agricultural commodity markets blamed for global food price inflation and hunger

Felicity Lawrence guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 13 September 2011 11.21 EDT Article history

The activity of financial speculators is overwhelming agricultural commodities markets, fuelling global food price inflation and hunger, according to new analysis from the anti-poverty group the World Development Movement (WDM).

07 Sep 2011 description
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Some 400,000 Somalis fleeing famine and conflict in their country live in the Dadaab refugee complex, which is now Kenya's third largest city.

14 Aug 2011 description
report The Guardian

Camps and hospitals are struggling to cope with the outbreak as more than 180 people die from disease.

Xan Rice guardian.co.uk, Saturday 13 August 2011 23.20 BST

Outbreaks of measles and cholera are striking down Somali children already weakened by hunger, resulting in dozens of new fatalities. News of the fast-spreading diseases has caused alarm among aid workers, who are struggling to deal with the humanitarian crisis brought on by the severe drought and conflict in Somalia.

11 Aug 2011 description
report The Guardian

There is an urgent need to learn the lessons from Ethiopia and to build resilience in the region to enable it to cope with the severe drought it faces every few years

08 Aug 2011 description
report The Guardian

It's impossible to answer with a simple yes or no – but here's a summary of what we think we know so far

So is famine in the Horn of Africa linked to climate change or not? The question arises whenever "extreme weather events" – hurricanes, floods, droughts – hit our TV screens. It's impossible to answer with a simple yes or no – but here's what we think we know so far.

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03 Aug 2011 description
report The Guardian

Explainer: How operations to get aid into Somalia have been hit by a lack of cash in the build-up to the famine

The famine in Somalia will spread unless the world community responds with greater urgency, the UN said this week. With more than 12 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti in need of aid, the UN says $1.4bn (£853m) is needed. Operations have been hit by a lack of cash in the build-up to the famine.

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05 Jul 2011 description
report The Guardian

The head of UN humanitarian affairs says the scale of the drought in east and the Horn of Africa is much greater than anticipated

Baroness Amos, head of UN humanitarian affairs, appealed on Tuesday for donors to "dig deep" to help the 10 million people affected by the worst drought conditions in 60 years in east Africa.