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28 Jun 2011 description

Over 10 million people from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda will be severely affected by severe drought, with no likelihood of improvement until 2012, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of humanitarian Affairs warned in an alert yesterday.

The Alert also flagged that 2010-2011 has been the driest period in 60 years with the price of grain in affected areas in Kenya already 30 to 80 per cent more than the five year average.

07 Nov 2009 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov 07, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- In a split second, disasters changed everything for children.

Some children lost their parents, some were left permanently disabled, while others became homeless. But the cruelest are the inerasable horror and pain in their minds. Weak and vulnerable, children suffered just as much, if not more than adults, when disaster struck.

They survived, and many thrived.