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Oxfam America calls on the USG to respond to deepening crisis in Horn of Africa BOSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's declaration by the United Nations of famine in Somalia makes official what aid agencies have been seeing for nearly a year - severe drought and the world's worst food crisis has put 10 million people in desperate need of assistance and donor countries are not doing nearly enough to avert disaster, save lives and protect livelihoods. (Logo:...
MSF ceases medical activities in Mogadishu clinic amid fighting NAIROBI, Aug.
By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - East African leaders pushed ahead on Tuesday with a contested plan to send peacekeepers to Somalia, despite a military deal between the country's rival powers that appeared to block foreign intervention.
By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - East African leaders hastily turned a high-level summit on Somalia into informal talks on Tuesday, after rival powers in the lawless nation cut a deal to join their military forces in a separate diplomatic effort.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nearly 140,000 refugees at a camp in northern Kenya are facing increasing hardships due to cuts in foreign funding, even as more war-weary Somalis pour into the settlement, an aid agency said on Thursday. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, and the U.S.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian troops are in Somalia but in smaller numbers than the thousands some have claimed, the U.N. envoy to the Horn of Africa nation said on Wednesday.
By Daniel Flynn BANJUL (Reuters) - Africa's leaders agreed on Sunday to send troops to Somalia to support regional efforts at calming the chaotic east African state.
By Marie-Louise Gumuchian NAIROBI (Reuters) - Seven east African nations on Tuesday imposed travel bans on Somali warlords, who lost bloody battles with Islamist fighters over Mogadishu, and froze their assets in effort to push them into peace talks.
By Jack Kimball NAIROBI (Reuters) - Drought-stricken Somalia could face a new famine on the scale of the catastrophe that killed tens of thousands of people in the early 1990s, a food security analyst told Reuters on Wednesday.
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