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05 Jul 2012 description

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service

STUTTGART, Germany, July 5, 2012 – As the worst drought in six decades grips the Horn of Africa, displacing millions of people and creating a severe humanitarian crisis, the United States has stepped up its emergency assistance.

An additional $120 million in emergency aid announced in April brings to $1.1 billion the U.S. contribution in drought and famine relief since the crisis began last year, White House officials said, with funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department.

25 Apr 2012 description

In 2011, the worst drought in 60 years struck the Horn of Africa. The United Nations declared famine in six regions of Somalia, threatening the lives of over 250,000 Somalis, and requiring urgent humanitarian assistance for more than 13.3 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and other parts of Somalia. The international community responded and famine conditions abated in January 2012. Nevertheless, today, more than 9 million people still remain in need of emergency assistance in Horn of Africa.

22 Dec 2011 description

As we enter the season of giving and renewal, more than 13.3 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance amid the worst drought the region has seen in 60 years. The heartbreaking accounts of lives lost and of those struggling to survive remind us of our common humanity and the need to reach out to people in need. I want to thank the many Americans who have reached out in support, and made donations over the last several months to support people in need in the Horn of Africa.

08 Aug 2011 description

Amid the worst drought in East Africa in 60 years, the United Nations has declared that famine now affects five regions in Somalia and predicts that famine could soon expand throughout southern Somalia. Thousands of Somalis are fleeing the famine and seeking refuge in Kenya and Ethiopia, which are also affected by the drought. According to the United Nations, more than 12.4 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

04 Aug 2011 description

Responding to Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on African Affairs

August 3, 2011

Mr. Chairman, Senator Isakson, members of the subcommittee: thank you for the opportunity to testify today and join with you in this critically important and timely hearing on the crisis in the Horn of Africa.

04 Aug 2011 description

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on Africa

Hearing on:
Responding to Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

August 3, 2011

Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Isakson:

04 Aug 2011 description

before the Committee on Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on African Affairs

United States Senate

Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

August 3, 2011

Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Isakson, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify before you today on the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. We appreciate the support and attention Congress has given to this crisis in the midst of so many other issues you have been grappling with this summer.

04 Aug 2011 description

before the Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs

United States Senate

Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

August 4, 2011

Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Isakson, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify before you today on the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. Your attention and concern is critical, as the situation continues to deteriorate daily, with millions of individuals affected.

02 Dec 2009 description

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By Charles W. Corey