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24 Apr 2017 description
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Written by Kristin Myers

Today, on Earth Day, we examine how climate-smart solutions hold the key to lifting people out of poverty.

We have been sharing the faces of the hunger crisis  in East Africa — bringing you the human stories that have sprung from devastating climate disasters in countries like Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

22 Jul 2012 description
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In 2011, the world’s worst food crisis devastated East Africa and 12 million people in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia urgently needed humanitarian assistance. The region’s worst drought in 60 years scorched pastures and killed huge numbers of livestock.

Pastoralist families in Kenya and Ethiopia, dependent on livestock for survival, resorted to desperate measures to try to keep their animals alive. Many used food normally kept for the family to feed their dying herds, some even going so far as to take the grass off the roofs of their houses, leaving them without adequate shelter.

30 Jun 2006 description
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In the past few years, the Horn of Africa region has been drained by increasingly severe drought. In 2000, almost 100,000 people died during a drought in the same region.

19 Jun 2006 description
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Drought and food shortages are affecting many countries in the Horn of Africa.

Although, in many areas, cereal harvests in 2005 were an overall improvement on previous years, severe droughts have left millions on the brink of starvation. The four Horn of Africa countries of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are some of the worst affected, where an estimated 8 to 9 million people are in need of assistance.

Somalia:

  • Approximately 2 million people are affected by this crisis in Somalia.
  • Insecurity is a huge problem.
29 May 2006 description
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Although, in many areas, cereal harvests in 2005 were an overall improvement on previous years, severe droughts have left millions on the brink of starvation. The four Horn of Africa countries of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are some of the worst affected, where an estimated 8 to 9 million people are in need of assistance.

09 Feb 2006 description
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Austin Kennan, Concern's Desk Officer for Somalia, has recently returned from the country and gives us an account of the situation.