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22 Mar 2017 description
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A persistent drought has left nearly 23 million people across the Horn of Africa without enough to eat. In South Sudan, hundreds of thousands are trying to survive famine. Nearly half the country—or 4.9 million people—are now going hungry. That number will grow when the “lean season” arrives in July, just before harvest and as food reserves have been exhausted.

The world’s last declared famine, which lasted from 2010 to 2012 in Somalia, resulted in 260,000 deaths.

18 May 2016 description
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Deepening Drought Puts Millions at Risk

The scorched husks of withered plants lie scattered across a sprawling plane of dried mud. The vast basin was once covered with a glimmering lake fed by the rushing currents of a local river; now a choking wind blows over the cracked earth.

05 Dec 2008 description
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The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $4.7 million grant to Christian Children's Fund (CCF) in partnership with CCF Canada, University Research Co. LLC (URC) and local partners for Strengthening Community Safety Nets in Ethiopia.

Richmond, Va. - December 5, 2008 -Today 11 million children in the developing world die each year before they reach the age of five. Two-thirds of those deaths are caused by health problems that are preventable or treatable.

30 Nov 2007 description
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Report Summary:

This report offers international agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the media and the public an overview of current and planned humanitarian and development assistance being provided to the people of Somalia by InterAction member agencies.

A total of eleven InterAction member agencies submitted information for this report.

01 Mar 2001 description
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East Africa has been facing a humanitarian crisis due to a severe drought. The populations most at risk are pastoralists in southern and eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and southern Somalia. The region's main rainy season began late this year, adding to the problem. The drought has caused crops to fail, livestock to die, and food prices to rise.

10 Jan 2001 description
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Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106
Drought in East Africa

07 Aug 2000 description
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Press Contact: Shanta M. Bryant, 202-667-8227 x115
NGO Contacts: James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Tony Stitt, Senior Program Associate, x106

12 Apr 2000 description
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The lack of rainfall in Ethiopia has created a persistent drought causing widespread famine, particularly in the hardest hit regions of the Ogaden and Somali. An estimated 8 million people in Ethiopia alone may be affected.Experts indicate that humanitarian assistance must reach affected people before summer weather changes in July, to prevent further starvation.