Latest Horn of Africa Stories

2011-08-11 11:38:00

BOYTON BEACH, Fla., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SocInteract represents a new, unique and exciting way to raise funds and give back to the community. Targeting a global audience will allow people and organizations from all over the world to raise money for a good cause and raise awareness. This is an opportunity for the users on the website to socialize while raising money for the Somalia famine crisis. There are 2 ways that users will sign up for www.SocInteract.com: The United...

2011-08-11 10:16:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of lives are at risk due to the worst drought to hit Somalia, Kenya and the Horn of Africa in 60 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/DC51033 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/DC65715LOGO ) According to Azmat Akbar, a Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) Field Representative near the border of Somalia in Garissa, Kenya, the villages he visited lack water and water borne...

2011-07-28 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced a pledge of up to $1 million for the evolving humanitarian crisis in eastern Africa, continuing its history of support to the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) With 2011 classified as the driest year on record in the eastern Horn of Africa, the health, livelihoods and food security of millions of Somalis, Ethiopians and Kenyans are at serious risk. "The need...

2011-07-23 06:04:54

Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space. ESA's SMOS satellite shows that the region's soil is too dry to grow crops. Somalis, who already face war in their country, have been fleeing to neighboring countries in search of refuge. In Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, for example, over 1000 people "“ mostly children "“ arrive daily, severely dehydrated and...

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. More than half a million children in Somalia are acutely malnourished and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has called the situation across the Horn of Africa the "most severe humanitarian emergency in the world,"...

2011-07-19 13:39:00

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the humanitarian community declares famine in parts of southern Somalia, increasing numbers of Somalis affected by the drought in East Africa are fleeing across the country's borders in search of food, clean water and shelter. Having delivered health care services since 1992 in the region, International Medical Corps teams on the ground in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are working rapidly to provide humanitarian relief. Defined by an...

2011-07-12 17:33:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps' Emergency Response Team (ERT) has deployed to the Dolo Ado refugee camps in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, where the worst drought crisis in 60 years is creating a potential humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, the drought is forcing more than 10 million people across East Africa to rely on emergency food aid including in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, where International Medical Corps has teams on the...

2011-07-11 10:00:00

Aid agency issues appeal for immediate international support NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's worst food crisis is devastating large areas of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia--10 million people face extreme hunger. Concern Worldwide Overseas Director Paul O'Brien warns that Somalia in particular is on the brink of an emergency that could become as bad as the 1991 famine. "The region's worst drought in 60 years has been exacerbated by extreme spikes in fuel and...

Latest Horn of Africa Reference Libraries

African Wild Ass, Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length of 6.6 feet, a height between 12.1 and 14.1 hands at the shoulders, and a weight between 510 and...

Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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