Posts Tagged ‘starvation’

Somalia:Half of Somali kids underfed – UN

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

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Over 50 percent of Somali children are underfed which is the largest rate in the world, the UN reported Wednesday. Read more…

Somalia requires continued assistance despite gains against famine – UN official

Friday, January 13, 2012 Comments off

UNITED NATIONS,12 January 2012 –The top United Nations relief official in Somalia said today that international humanitarian support last year in the face of drought and famine in the country succeeded in saving numerous lives, but the situation remains fragile, with millions of people in need of continued assistance. Read more…

SOMALIA:ICRC suspends food distribution in Somalia

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Comments off

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has suspended its food distribution intended for more than one million people in Somalia, Reuters quoted Patrick Vial, head of the ICRC mission in Somalia, as saying on Thursday. Read more…

U.S. offers more aid to Horn of Africa

Friday, December 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday an additional 113 million U.S. dollars in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa buffeted by famine. Read more…

Somalia:250,000 Somalis face famine – Report

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.19,2011

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According to a UN report, about 250,000 Somalis are facing famine.

The document that was published on Friday says that the volatile country is seeing the worst food crisis in the world. Read more…

World Bank steps up famine aid

Saturday, September 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 24,2011

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World Bank President Robert Zoellick has announced a decision to quadruple Read more…

UN food chief: famine relief focus on youngest

Saturday, September 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 24,2011
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program is moving to address hunger among the most vulnerable in famine-ravaged Horn of Africa – young children and their mothers, the U.N. food chief said Friday. Read more…

Kenya to host regional conference on drought

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 7,2011
by Peter Mutai and Ronald Njoroge
NAIROBI, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) — Kenya will host a regional summit in Nairobi on Thursday to address the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa caused by the worst drought in the region in the last 60 years. Read more…

Horn of Africa in drought crisis & FAO calls for increased efforts stem food crisis

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Sept. 6,2011
FAO calls for increased efforts stem food crisis in Horn of Africa
Horn of Africa in drought crisis Read more…

Somalia:UNHCR airlifts more emergency food supplies to Somalia

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 31,2011
by Peter Mutai
NAIROBI, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday it is airlifting 240 metric tonnes of aid from Saudi Arabia to Somalia over the Eid period to help famine-stricken Somalis. Read more…