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24 Sep 2011 description
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24 September 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a long-term approach by national authorities and the international donor community to tackle the root causes of recurring drought-related food shortages in the Horn of Africa, which is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. “Addressing underlying risk factors is among the keys to ensuring this crisis does not strike again,” Mr.

19 Dec 2006 description
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Flood waters in East Africa are rising much faster than funding for United Nations efforts to feed some 1.5 million people whose lives are threatened by the disaster.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today voiced deep concern about growing food shortages in Somalia, yet the UN has so far received only $5 million of the $18 million it requested two weeks ago to help the victims of the worst flooding in the impoverished Horn of Africa country's recent history.

Farmers had already been fleeing the Bay region due to armed conflict there, but the floods …

16 Feb 2006 description
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The United Nations humanitarian envoy for the Horn of Africa is heading to that drought-stricken region next week to help strengthen local and global efforts to tackle a devastating humanitarian crisis that has left millions of people facing starvation.