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22 Mar 2017 description
report InterAction

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.

11 Apr 2012 description
report InterAction

Apr 6, 2012

InterAction’s latest publication, Choose to Invest in Development and Humanitarian Relief FY2013, outlines key funding recommendations for the U.S. government to support accounts in the federal budget. This strong investment will make great strides to reduce global poverty, tackle environmental challenges and increase peacekeeping efforts to support stability and security.

22 Jul 2011 description
report InterAction

Media Contact: Tawana Jacobs 202-552-6534
tjacobs@interaction.org Sue Pleming 202-552-6561
SPleming@interaction.org

20 Jul 2011 description
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Contacts:
Sue Pleming: 202-552-6561 (Office) or 202-341-3814 (Cell) or spleming@interaction.org

WASHINGTON (July 19, 2011)—The United Nations is expected to officially declare famine in parts of southern Somalia tomorrow (Wednesday, July 20), marking a new phase in a crisis that has affected the East Africa region.

30 Nov 2007 description
report InterAction

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
report InterAction

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