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WFP Investigating ‘Possible Theft of Food’ in Somalia

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. World Food Program says it is investigating the alleged theft of food aid brought into famine-stricken Somalia. The WFP released a statement Monday following an Associated Press report that said thousands of sacks of food meant for famine victims have been stolen. The report said the food sacks, stamped as coming from the […]

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China Pledges $55 Million in Famine Aid for Horn of Africa

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese government has pledged $55 million in food aid for Horn of Africa nations dealing with severe drought and famine. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that Premier Wen Jiabao made the offer during talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Beijing. The pledge is in addition to nearly $8 million in […]

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Al-Shabab Vows to Use Guerilla Tactics in Somalia

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s militant group al-Shabab says it will use guerilla tactics in the capital, Mogadishu, where a massive new shipment of foreign aid has just arrived in the famine-hit country. In an interview aired on London’s Somali Channel on Friday, al-Shabab leader Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys said the group will use the new strategy because it […]

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UN Warns Cholera Epidemic Spreading in Somalia

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Somalia is facing a cholera epidemic as people in the famine-hit country migrate in search of food and water. Dr. Michel Yao, a public health advisor for the World Health Organization, says cholera cases among the refugee population in the capital, Mogadishu have risen sharply. He blames the outbreak on unsanitary […]

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US Gives Additional $17 Million in Famine Aid

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced an additional $17 million in funding to help Horn of Africa nations deal with drought and famine. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday $12 million of the aid would go to Somalia, the country worst hit by the drought. The United States has so far given $580 million in […]

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US Gives Additional $17 Million in Famine Aid

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced an additional $17 million in funding to help Horn of Africa nations deal with regional drought and famine. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday that $12 million of the aid would go to Somalia which has been worst hit by the drought. The United States has so far given […]

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UN: Flow of Somalis Into Kenya Rising

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning that the famine in East Africa has not yet peaked and says Somali refugees are pouring into Kenya despite efforts to alleviate famine conditions. The U.N. humanitarian affairs office says during the first week in August, an average of 1,500 Somalis arrived each day at the Dadaab refugee camps in […]

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UN: Flow of Somalis Into Kenya Rising

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning that the famine in East Africa has not yet peaked and says Somali refugees are still pouring into Kenya despite efforts to alleviate famine conditions. The U.N. humanitarian affairs office says that during the first week of August an average of 1,500 Somalis arrived each day at the Dadaab refugee […]

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UN: Flow of Somalis Into Kenya Rising

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Somali refugees are still pouring into Kenya despite efforts to alleviate drought and famine conditions in southern Somalia. The U.N. humanitarian affairs office says that during the first week in August, an average of 1,500 Somalis arrived each day at the Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya. That number was up […]

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World Food Program Accelerates Horn of Africa Aid

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it is speeding up aid deliveries to the Horn of Africa, where more than 12 million people need urgent help to deal with famine and drought. The group said Tuesday it is starting the first of nine airlifts to Mombasa, Kenya, with enough high-energy biscuits to feed 1.6 million people […]

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