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16 Dec 2011 description
report American Red Cross

Friday, December 16, 2011 — Since 2009, massive, widespread drought has plagued the Horn of Africa region, bringing intense suffering to areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Djibouti and affecting more than 13 million people. Although seasonal rains have returned to the region, flooding and security issues hamper humanitarian operations in the region.

15 Dec 2009 description
report American Red Cross

Introduction

On December 26, 2004, millions of people from Southeast Asia to East Africa experienced one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. In a matter of minutes, the tsunami killed more than 230,000 people, and millions more watched as their homes, shops, boats, places of worship and schools disappeared into an inconceivably powerful wave.

The magnitude of destruction caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity from donors worldwide.

04 Dec 2008 description

Joint News Release WHO/UNICEF/American Red Cross/CDC/UN Foundation

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The Eastern Mediterranean region achieves measles goal three years early

ATLANTA/GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000.

06 Dec 2006 description
report American Red Cross

American Red Cross supports International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

Karen Louise Boothe , Special to RedCross.org

A humanitarian response is building to support hundreds of thousands affected by floods that are ravaging the Horn of Africa, affecting people living in major geographical areas of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Conditions Worsen

The Horn of Africa is experiencing torrential rains that are causing widespread flooding. A regional drought in the spring of this year left parched land susceptible to devastating floods.

08 Dec 2005 description
report American Red Cross

Introduction

On December 26, 2004, the world witnessed one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent history. Leaving hundreds of thousands dead and destroying homes, schools and livelihoods in more than a dozen countries, the tsunami left millions in Asia and East Africa with shattered lives and the challenge of recovery for decades to come.

While the tsunami left inconceivable death, destruction and suffering in its wake, it also prompted unparalleled human kindness and generosity. In the United States and worldwide, public concern for tsunami survivors was overwhelming.

20 Apr 2000 description
report American Red Cross

Millions Suffering From Hunger in Drought-Affected Horn of Africa Region