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UN: Somalia Famine Over, but Millions Still Need Food Aid

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has officially declared an end to the famine in Somalia, but warns that nearly a third of the war-torn country’s population is still in need of food aid. The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said Friday that because of a good harvest and humanitarian aid, parts of southern Somalia have improved […]

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UN: Somalia Famine Over, but Millions Still Need Food Aid

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has officially declared an end to the famine in Somalia, but warns that nearly a third of the war-torn country’s population is still in need of urgent food aid. The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization said Friday renewed rain and supplies of fertilizer, seed, and food aid helped the nation improve from […]

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UN: Somalia Famine Over, but Millions Still Need Food Aid

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says the dire food situation in Somalia has improved somewhat, but warns that nearly a third of the war-torn country’s population is still in need of urgent food aid. The famine was the worst in 60 years and killed tens of thousands of people. The U.N. said Friday renewed rain, and supplies […]

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Report: World Must Respond Sooner to Food Crises

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Aid agencies say thousands of lives were lost in the East African food crisis because the international community waited to respond until the shortage was a full-blown emergency. A report released Wednesday by Oxfam and Save the Children says a food shortage for the region was reported as early as August 2010, but rich donor […]

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UN Downgrades Famine Levels in 3 Somali Regions

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has lifted famine declarations in three parts of Somalia, but warns that a quarter-million people still face “imminent starvation” in the region. The U.N. Food Security Nutrition Analysis Unit said Friday that the Somali regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle have been downgraded to a “Phase 4 – Emergency” status through […]

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UN: Conditions Improving in Horn of Africa

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says drought and famine conditions are easing across the Horn of Africa, though it warns the regional crisis is not over. The U.N. humanitarian affairs office says ongoing rains have improved water supplies in most parts of the Horn, and notes that natural vegetation has “vastly” increased across the drought-stricken parts of […]

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UN: Fighting on Somalia-Kenya Border Restricting Famine Relief

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says recent military activity along the Kenya-Somalia border is restricting famine relief efforts and preventing Somalis from fleeing to refugee camps in Kenya. The U.N. Refugee Agency said Wednesday that only 100 Somali refugees entered Kenya last week, down from 3,400 in the previous week. Last week, Kenya sent troops across the […]

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Food Aid Reaches More Than Half of Somalis in Need

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says food aid has reached more than half of the people in Somalia who need it, but warns that food insecurity will remain a major problem into next year. The U.N. humanitarian affairs office, known by its acronym OCHA, said Wednesday that more than 2.2 million Somalis have received food assistance, mostly […]

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Food Aid Reaches More Than Half of Somalis in Need

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says food aid has been delivered to more than half of Somalia’s people in need, but food insecurity will likely be a major problem into next year. The U.N. humanitarian affairs office said Wednesday that more than 2.2 million people in Somalia have received food assistance, mostly in the famine-stricken south. However, […]

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New Food Distribution in Famine-Hit Somalia

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross has begun a massive food aid distribution aimed at helping 1.1 million people in famine-struck Somalia. The International Committee of the Red Cross says the first round of distributions in Somalia’s Gedo region will provide 72,000 people with enough beans, oil and rice to cover their needs for a month. An ICRC […]

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