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# horn-of-africa - Thursday 23 February, 2012
Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.
# horn-of-africa - Monday 6 February, 2012
The UN said that long-awaited rains, coupled with substantial agricultural inputs and the humanitarian response are the main reasons for the improvement.
# horn-of-africa - Thursday 2 February, 2012
Richard Donovan hoping to break his own record – and to help alleviate suffering in the Horn of Africa – by running seven marathons on seven continents in less than five days. Phew!
# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 18 January, 2012
“Many donors wanted proof of a humanitarian catastrophe before acting to prevent one” – Oxfam, Save the Children.
# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 28 December, 2011
Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.
# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 27 December, 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 29 November, 2011
The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.
# horn-of-africa - Friday 23 September, 2011
The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.
# horn-of-africa - Thursday 22 September, 2011
As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.
# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
The Somali government has placed a ban on foreign aid workers delivering food to dying citizens in militant-contolled areas.
# horn-of-africa - Sunday 18 September, 2011
The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.
# horn-of-africa - Monday 5 September, 2011
The UN says a fourth region in southern Somalia is now suffering from famine – meaning half of the south is now in crisis.
# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 16 August, 2011
# horn-of-africa - Monday 15 August, 2011
Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.
In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,
# horn-of-africa - Thursday 11 August, 2011
Irish Aid has delivered aid worth €8.2 million to the region. Meanwhile aid agency GOAL has criticised the UN for “reluctance” to provide peacekeepers, and has said the “international community “has no stomach to tackle terrorists”.
# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 9 August, 2011
The WFP is sending 800 metric tons of emergency aid to the region, where 12 million people are suffering from hunger.
# horn-of-africa - Saturday 30 July, 2011
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Somali militant have been preventing aid from reaching parts of the country suffering serious food crisis amid major regional drought.
# horn-of-africa - Thursday 28 July, 2011
Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.
# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 26 July, 2011
Officials have warned that 800,000 children could die across the Horn of Africa, with the worst affected country being drought-ravaged Somalia.
# horn-of-africa - Monday 25 July, 2011
Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.
# horn-of-africa - Friday 22 July, 2011
Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.
# horn-of-africa - Thursday 21 July, 2011
Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.
# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 20 July, 2011
It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.
# horn-of-africa - Monday 18 July, 2011
The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.
# horn-of-africa - Sunday 17 July, 2011
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# horn-of-africa - Friday 15 July, 2011
Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.
# horn-of-africa - Thursday 14 July, 2011
A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.
# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 6 July, 2011
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.