68 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

24 Jul 2017 description
report The Guardian

South Sudan has the largest number of child soldiers in Africa. Most are still fighting, but efforts are being made to disarm and reintegrate them into society

David Zelu, not yet 16 years old, looks up, smiles, and stretches his arms to the sky where the sun is finally breaking through the clouds. The rain that has hammered on the wooden roof of the small hut he shares with four other teenagers has passed. Crows wheel overhead, and small thin children jump in puddles.

20 Apr 2017 description
report The Guardian

Assia Sidibe
Head of government services for west and central Africa at African Risk Capacity

Disaster insurance offers a new model for economic self-sufficiency. In African countries, every $1 invested saves $4.40 in the aftermath of an emergency

Drought is a slow and predictable natural disaster. We know it will happen again, and we know much of its effects are preventable if money is invested at the right time. So why do we wait for people to die from hunger induced by droughts before we start calling for emergency relief money?

10 Apr 2017 description
report The Guardian

Here we are again. Famine is back. Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for east Africa. We are being reminded there is one last chance to stop utter devastation in South Sudan. More and more horror reveals itself as areas are taken back from Boko Haram by the Nigerian army.

Outside Africa, across the Gulf of Aden, we are seeing the little bodies of children wasting away in Yemen.

07 Mar 2017 description
report The Guardian

By Kevin Watkins

South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are on the brink of catastrophe, thanks to conflict, drought, and a shocking failure in our international response

12 Feb 2017 description
report The Guardian

Campaigners say tens of millions in urgent need in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia are in hands of an overwhelmed, outdated humanitarian network

Karen McVeigh and Ben Quinn

Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn.

23 Jan 2015 description
report The Guardian

Boko Haram violence underpins rising death rates among Nigerian citizens, while thousands also killed in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia

The campaign of terror by Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency Boko Haram was responsible for nearly half of all civilian deaths in African war zones last year, according to research that highlights the group’s tactic of targeting non-combatants.

02 May 2013 description
report The Guardian

Despite early warnings, the Somalia famine was allowed to happen. Why? Because of politics, al-Shabaab and donor fears

The 2011 famine in Somalia, which the famine early warning systems network (Fewsnet) and the food security nutrition and analysis unit (FSNAU) estimate in a report published on Thursday to have killed almost 260,000 people, was avoidable.

29 Apr 2013 description
report The Guardian

Somalia's new government is beginning to build confidence in its ability to progress the country's recovery. The UK opened its new embassy – a collection of shipping containers painted white – in Mogadishu last week, and other European countries are following suit. Somalia's progress raises an immediate question: is it now time for hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced people living in the region to return?

Read the full report

08 Feb 2013 description
report The Guardian

Refugees who once fled to Kenya for safety claim extortion and threats rife since government ordered them to move to camps.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

31 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

New university campus near Dadaab complex aims to improve life for Somali refugees and prepare them for returning home.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

25 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

People living in the Dadaab refugee complex are nervous over Kenya's plans to relocate Somalis there from urban areas

Bishara Mohamed cradles her six-month-old son in a hospital in Dagahaley, one of five camps that make up the enormous Dadaab refugee complex in north-eastern Kenya.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

16 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

Overlooked by the state, children shining shoes for a living in the Somali capital are vulnerable to drugs, crime and militia gangs

Hamza Mohamed in Mogadishu

The muezzin calls for afternoon prayer. A small boy wearing torn trousers and a dirty, brown oversized T-shirt rushes from a shed. Holding a rusty paint tin, he stands at the entrance to Isbahaysiga mosque in Mogadishu, a short distance from Somalia's partially rebuilt houses of parliament.

07 Dec 2012 description
report The Guardian

Local head of Food and Agriculture Organisation wants co-ordinated aid approach to helping Somalia be self-sufficient

Read the full report on the Guardian.

09 Oct 2012 description
report The Guardian

Decision by Islamist insurgents to exclude aid agency from areas under its control could leave more than a million vulnerable

Read the full article in the Guardian.

28 Sep 2012 description
report The Guardian

Above-average rainfall and falling food prices do not signal an end to food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region

The Niger government took the brave decision last year to sound the alarm early on hunger – the rainy season, from July to September, had been well below average and a drop in food production looked likely.

25 Sep 2012 description
report The Guardian

Fishermen face uphill battle to ply dwindling catch for low prices at Mogadishu market, with some succumbing to the offer of well-paid work for pirate chiefs

Read the full article in the Guardian.

06 Aug 2012 description
report The Guardian

David Dickie set up Advance Aid when he questioned the sense in flying supplies for people affected by Africa's humanitarian crises from China, say, when they could be made on home soil

Read the Full Report by Mark Tran

27 Jul 2012 description
report The Guardian

With its stretches of wasteland covered with rubbish and dotted with rubble and ruined buildings, its scruffy vendors' shacks and broiling heat, the coastal town of Berbera is no beauty spot.

A former British protectorate, Somaliland was created in the 1880s to ensure supplies of meat for troops in the British Indian outpost in Aden, hence its nickname, "Aden's butcher's shop". These days, millions of animals are shipped every year from Berbera's port, built by the Soviet Union during the cold war, and it provides an economic lifeline for Somaliland.

20 Jul 2012 description
report The Guardian

Fighting and displacement are devastating Somalia, but projects to create longer-term resilience are slowly bearing fruit

Read the full article in the Guardian.