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2012-05-01 21:23:35

What might happen if droughts were predicted months ahead of time?

2012-04-12 22:26:42

Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal.

2011-07-20 10:30:00

UNICEF appeals for donations to provide critical relief - $10 can feed a child for 10 days NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations declared today a famine in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle.

2011-07-07 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa since the 1950s, more than 10 million people--primarily in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia--are in need of emergency assistance. In response to this urgent need, the U.S.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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