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US Drought Aid for Horn of Africa Tops $600 Million

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will provide an additional $23 million to combat the drought in the Horn of Africa, including $10 million specifically for Somalia. The U.S. Agency for International Development announced the aid Thursday. It said U.S. drought and famine assistance now totals more than $600 million, the largest total given by any […]

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French Ship to Deliver Food to Horn of Africa

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A ship loaded with nearly 400 tons of food for drought and famine victims in the Horn of Africa is set to depart from France on Thursday. The U.N. World Food Program says the French ship is carrying enough flour, sugar, rice and oil to feed more than 22,000 people for one month. The food […]

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Yemen Hosts Growing Number of Somali Refugees

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says some 3,700 Somali refugees have arrived in Yemen in August to seek refuge from the Horn of Africa drought, and more are expected in the coming months. U.N. Spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters Friday that the number of refugees crossing the Gulf of Aden in rickety boats is rising […]

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AU Fundraiser Nets $350 Million for Drought Relief

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union says a donors conference in Addis Ababa Thursday raised more than $350 million in cash for Horn of Africa drought relief. AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping told reporters the donations included $300 million from the African Development Bank and $51 million from other African sources and nations. The AU has been criticized […]

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African Leaders Hold Delayed Fundraiser for Famine

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union is holding a donor conference to raise funds for the millions needing food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. Leaders from Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia were among the first heads of state to arrive for the conference in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings, who is […]

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African Leaders to Hold Delayed Fundraiser for Famine

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union will hold a donor conference on Thursday in Ethiopia to raise funds for the 12 million people still in need of emergency food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. As many as a dozen African leaders are expected to participate in the meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis […]

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African Leaders to Hold Delayed Fundraiser for Famine

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union will hold a donor conference on Thursday to raise funds for the 12 million people still in need of emergency food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. As many as a dozen African leaders are expected to participate in the fundraising meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. […]

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UN Steps Up Horn of Africa Drought Relief

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency is stepping up its efforts to help the tens of thousands of people suffering from famine in the Horn of Africa region. The agency has sent an emergency team to Ethiopia’s Gode area, where there is a new influx of Somalis fleeing their famine-hit country. Officials say the team will register […]

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UN Team Responds to New Influx of Somalis in Ethiopia

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says it has sent an emergency team to Ethiopia’s Gode area, where there is a new influx of Somalis fleeing their famine-hit country. The agency said Tuesday that about 18,000 Somalis have gathered in the area, located about 250 kilometers north of Somali refugee camps in the Dollo Ado area. The […]

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UN Pushes for Measures to End Hunger Cycle in Horn of Africa

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations official says the world must help build “sustainable livelihoods” in the Horn of Africa to end cycles of hunger in the region. The head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, Jacques Diouf, said Thursday it is “unacceptable” that more than 12 million people in the region are at risk of starvation […]

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