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06 Dec 2011 description
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06 Dec 2011 16:52 Source: Alertnet // Emma Batha

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The hunger crisis in Horn of Africa, which has left more than 13 million people at risk of starvation, will continue into the spring and possibly even summer, the European Union’s top aid official said on Tuesday.

European Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva also warned that the Sahel region faced “very dramatic hunger” next year and feared that some countries there were burying their heads in the sand.

11 Sep 2011 description
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09 Sep 2011 17:37

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Horn-of-Africa leaders on Friday rallied behind Somalia’s embattled government at a summit in Nairobi, supporting its efforts to oust Islamic militants from famine zones in the south of the war-torn country.

The presidents of Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia and South Sudan met to discuss solutions to drought which has left 13 million people across the region hungry. Somalia is at the epicentre of the crisis, with famine declared in parts of the south in July.

09 Sep 2011 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) - Governments in the Horn of Africa will launch a long-term regional project to end drought emergencies, as over 13 million of their citizens are starving due to drought, a regional body announced on Thursday.

01 Sep 2011 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Future famines in the Horn of Africa could be prevented by commercialisation of existing research findings and increased investment in livestock and agriculture, experts in Kenya said at the opening of a three-day meeting on the regional food crisis.

Almost 13 million people across Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are experiencing hunger due to prolonged drought, with famine killing tens of thousands in the worst affected parts of Somalia.

15 Jul 2011 description
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14 Jul 2011 13:21

Source: alertnet // Katie Nguyen

LONDON (AlertNet) - Following is a chronology of some key events in Somalia’s history since independence.

1960

July 1, 1960 - Independence sees unification of Somali peoples ruled since late 19th century by Britain and Italy.

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09 Jul 2011 description
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LONDON (AlertNet) - Aid agencies have come out in force in recent days, launching appeals for funds to help them deal with the impact of a severe drought in the Horn of Africa.

Many people seeing the adverts in newspapers and on TV will be wondering why it's happening all over again. And some might even ask themselves, just how bad is it? AlertNet has an overview.

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10 Mar 2010 description
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10 Mar 2010 15:34:00 GMT

Written by: Olesya Dmitracova

This past week hasn't been great for the reputation of the aid world. Media reports have alleged misuse of aid in Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and El Salvador on a fairly grand scale.

Charities must be fearful that governments and the public will increasingly question how much of their donations actually go to help those hit by conflicts, natural disasters and poverty in developing countries.

On Tuesday, the New York Times gave a sneak preview of a U.N.

01 Dec 2009 description
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Written by: Frank Nyakairu

NAIROBI (AlertNet) - Half a million people have fled war in Somalia this year, with hundreds dying on a perilous crossing across the Gulf of Eden to Yemen, the UN refugee agency has said.

The numbers of refugees this year are the highest since the fighting in the country resumed two years ago, according to the UNHCR, while much of the country's population needs humanitarian assistance.

"This year we have seen more than half of Somalia's population in need of humanitarian aid, and more and more people have increasingly been willing to take …