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16 July 2011

A £52.25 million emergency aid package has been put together to help millions of drought victims in the Horn of Africa, the Government announced. (..) The World Food Programme estimates that 10 million people already need humanitarian aid and the UN Children's Fund believes more than two million youngsters are malnourished and in need of life-saving action.


15 July 2011

New Zealand will provide $2 million in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa due to severe drought. (..) McCully said new Zealand's contribution will be made via the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) and accredited New Zealand non-government organisations (NGOs) with established partnerships in the affected region.


15 July 2011

The latest funding brings to €5.6m the total Irish support since the start of 2011 for victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. €750,000 will fund the World Food Programme's efforts across the region to dramatically increase the distribution of highly-nutritious foodstuffs to small children and pregnant women, who are particularly vulnerable.


15 July 2011

Working with the World Food Program, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, non-governmental organizations, international donors, and others, we need to ensure adequate shelter, food, and health conditions not only for the Somali refugees streaming into Ethiopia and Kenya, but for other areas -- like northeast Kenya -- where severe malnutrition is rampant.


14 July 2011

While the ongoing drought has seriously undermined the food security of up to 4.5 million people in Ethiopia, a threat posed by expected flooding during the second half of 2011 could exacerbate the situation, say meteorological officials. (..) Judith Schuler, World Food Programme (WFP) Ethiopia spokeswoman, said many of its food assistance activities in Ethiopia "face significant funding shortfalls".


14 July 2011

(..) Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it is working with other UN agencies and donor countries to “explore every opportunity” to return to southern Somalia from which it withdrew in 2010 because of threats to the lives of its staff and the imposition of taxes by the rebel Al-Shabaab group which controls the area.


14 July 2011

What will it take to address the humanitarian disaster in the Horn of Africa? Our panelists, Bettina Leuscher and Brian Stewart discuss the tremendous need for aid to assist the displaced and the undernourished, and the challenge of getting the world to act.


14 July 2011

So far there is only one piece of relative good news to cling to in the giant humanitarian crisis now threatening 10 million people in dust-blown, rain-starved East Africa. (..) The World Food Program has a five-point scale that runs from "general food secure" up to the ultimate horror (stage five), "catastrophic famine." East Africa is now at stage four.


14 July 2011

In the last 60 years, East Africa has faced the worst food crises as more than 10 million people are facing terrible need of food, clean water and basic sanitation as a result of which, till date, numerous people have lost their lives. (..) The UN World Food Program (WFP), articulated that the changing weather conditions had made droughts more widespread in the region.


13 July 2011

The World Food Programme is appealing for urgent funding to help feed refugees flocking to camps in Kenya and Ethiopia in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa area. (..) One person who has seen with his own eyes the suffering caused by this drought crisis is David Orr, a spokesperson for the WFP.