Ghana’s former President and African Union High Representative for Somalia, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings says though the United Nations has downgraded the famine situation in Somalia, the country was still at risk of a renewed crisis if humanitarian aid was cut.
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Unprecedented sum sought by consolidated appeal process reflects level of concern about ‘critical’ humanitarian situation The UN will need $1.5bn next year for life-saving projects in Somalia, and has warned any delay in raising funds could be disastrous for those left destitute by the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.
Manufacturing a famine: How Somalia crisis became a fund-raising opportunity
Grim warning from global agencies as ILO fears 40m jobs could be lost by 2012. Undernourished total at 1bn, says Red Cross
East Africa: World Bank Boosts Assistance to Battle Drought, Increase Food Security in Horn of Africa
Washington — The World Bank today increased to $1.88 billion from more than $500 million its support to countries in the Horn of Africa that are facing one of the worst droughts in more than half a century, causing mounting malnutrition, food insecurity, and displacement of people.
It’s hard to blend in during a community visit when you’re wearing a heavy flak jacket. But here I was in Mogadishu, the conflict-ravaged capital of Somalia, dressed not in the hijab I’d just bought in Kenya, thinking it was culturally appropriate, but strapped into a bullet proof protective vest, weighing 10 kilos or more, slowing …
How can droughts and famines be avoided? This is the big question many conferences and summits have grappled with in recent weeks. Unfortunately, it will be very difficult to avoid droughts in future because climate change will put more pressure on scarce land and extreme climate events, both rains and floods, will likely occur much more …
The number of people needing food aid in East Africa is climbing, according to the latest estimates released by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and is now up to 13.3 million people.
In the East African nation of Somalia, people are dying of hunger. Governments around the world are scrambling to help the victims of the country’s famine. But perhaps no one is working harder than one West African schoolboy.
ABU DHABI, 12 September, 2011. By Mahmoud Sulaiman. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said the UN humanitarian effort in the Horn of Africa still needs nearly US$1 billion, out of a total a total of US$ 2 billion, to meet the immediate needs.