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02 Feb 2017 description
report Save the Children

Millions of children in Somalia risk starvation, and even death, unless urgent aid is provided by June, Save the Children is warning.

The latest Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) figures reveal an alarming situation in a country dealing with a decades-old conflict, and still recovering from its last famine in 2011.

The unit warns that famine is likely if the upcoming spring rains fail, people’s ability to afford food drops to 2011 levels, and aid doesn’t reach those who need it most.

17 Jan 2014 description

There is an increasing awareness that enormous change is on-going in the arid lands. the next ten years will be a period of transition and new opportunities, as families who struggle to make ends meet, continue to try to educate and feed their children and search for jobs in the rural towns. Future aspirations are being shaped by the on-going changes. in the aftermath of the drought and famine of 2011, capturing and understanding these changes was a starting point in efforts to work differently and better.

18 Dec 2012 description
report Save the Children

BRUSSELS (Dec. 18, 2012) - Thirteen thousand children who have fled from conflict in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will benefit from the European Union's Nobel Peace prize money, granted to Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), it was announced today.

12 Jul 2012 description
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Athene Raises Funds on Behalf of DC Entertainment's We Can Be Heroes Giving Campaign

Media Contacts:
Lane Hartill 202.640.6608 (O), 202.294.9700 (M)
Ettore Rossetti 203.919.2215 (M) skype: ettorerossetti

06 Jul 2012 description
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CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA: SAVE THE CHILDREN’S LARGEST EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN 90 YEARS

Chronic poverty and malnutrition, conflict, weak health systems, high food prices, poor vaccination coverage, a lack of access to clean water and a changing climate all culminated in a deadly food crisis in 2011. Despite early warnings, livestock perished and thousands of families were pushed closer and closer to the brink of disaster.

01 May 2012 description
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East Africa is facing a ‘double-dip’ hunger crisis that could plunge millions of people back into emergency levels of hunger and malnutrition, Save the Children has warned.

Early warning systems and the aid agency’s own analysis suggests that unless immediate preventative action is taken, any improvements in the situation following last year’s catastrophic food crisis could be wiped out by poor rains, crop shortages and difficulties in reaching conflict-affected areas.

14 Mar 2012 description

This Technical brief looks at the role of contingency planning and emergency preparedness in early response based on RELPA-ELMT program experience. The history of contingency planning in the region is explored, the existing challenges and limitations of contingency planning.

Organization Name RELPA,ELMT, Save the children UK

Author Name Mohammed Abdinoor

18 Jan 2012 description
report Oxfam, Save the Children

Le coût d'une réponse tardive à des alertes précoces lors de la sécheresse de 2011 dans la Corne de l'Afrique.

Plus de 13 millions de personnes sont encore aujourd’hui touchées par la crise dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Malgré plusieurs signes avant-coureurs, apparus quelques mois plus tôt, aucune réponse suffisante n'a été apportée avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.

18 Jan 2012 description
report Oxfam, Save the Children

Thousands of lives and millions of pounds lost due to late response to food crisis in East Africa

Lessons learnt can help prevent future disasters and save lives

Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra pounds were spent because the international community failed to take decisive action on early warnings of a hunger crisis in East Africa, according to a new report by the international aid agencies Oxfam and Save the Children.

09 Jan 2012 description
report Save the Children

Life-saving work in East Africa is at risk if more funding is not secured for 2012, Save the Children warned today. While over 2.5 million people have already been reached by the charity since July 2011, much more money is needed if they are to continue their vital work throughout the region. As the chronic effects of East Africa’s worst drought in 60 years continue to be felt, many of the 250,000 children being fed monthly by Save the Children are at risk of returning to malnutrition, the charity said.

26 Dec 2011 description
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Save the Children’s emergency appeal for East Africa has become the most successful in the charity’s history, highlighting the generosity of the British public despite the difficult economic climate.

Monday, December 26, 2011 - 17:15 The aid agency has raised more than £7 million in public donations since launching the appeal in July, overtaking the previous record of £6.8 million raised for the Asian tsunami.

18 Nov 2011 description

Background

The current drought in The East and Horn of Africa is estimated to have affected 13 million people, of which 4.5 million are Kenyans. Lives and livelihoods have been lost. It has also caused extensive debates on how to end drought emergencies. The discussions have hit media headlines and formed agendas of national and international conferences. A few of the issues that have cut across all these discussions are the acknowledgement that:

· While drought is an unavoidable natural phenomenon, it need not and should not lead to famine and other disasters.

15 Nov 2011 description
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Pledge NOW and double donation to help feed Africa’s starving children

Two-weeks before the end of The Australian Government's dollar-for-dollar campaign to help feed starving children in Africa's worst food crisis in sixty years, the scheme is on target to deliver Save the Children at least $1 million.

23 Sep 2011 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact
Lane Hartill, 202.640.6608 (W), 202.294.9700 (M)

Discovery will support "I’m Gonna Be Your Friend" campaign through its major regional websites

10 Aug 2011 description
report Save the Children

A groundbreaking campaign called "I’m Gonna Be Your Friend" has launched, supported by many of the world’s most famous names in entertainment and their fans.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Aimed at raising urgently needed funds for the millions of children in East Africa facing starvation, we hope to reach almost a billion people worldwide.

We want people to download a re-release 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song ‘High Tide or Low Tide’ and the accompanying short film by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald.

08 Aug 2011 description
report Save the Children

Others Should Follow and Quickly Turn Promises into Action, Agency Says

Media Contact Tanya Weinberg 202.640.6647 (W), 202.247.6610 (M)

WESTPORT, Conn. (August 8, 2011) — Save the Children welcomed the Obama administration’s Monday announcement of $105 million in additional U.S. assistance to the victims of the harrowing East Africa drought.

25 Jul 2011 description
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Media Contacts
Hannah Brencher 203.341.8203 (W) 203.216.7417 (M)
Colleen Barton Sutton 703.203.7843 (W)

WESTPORT, Conn. (July 25, 2011) — As G20 leaders meet in Rome for an emergency summit to address the East Africa food crisis, Save the Children is warning that the number of malnourished children in 14 of its feeding centers in camps in Puntland, northern Somalia has doubled from 3,500 to 6,000 in just two weeks.

20 Jul 2011 description
report Save the Children

WESTPORT, Conn. (July 20, 2011) — Hundreds of thousands of Somali children are severely and acutely malnourished inside Somalia and are in dire need of help, Save the Children warned after the UN declared a famine in parts of the drought-afflicted nation.