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    NEWS ON 14 OCTOBER 2011

    Médécins sans Frontières has withdrawn all foreign staff members from the DADAAB refugee camp in Kenya after 2 Spanish aid workers from the organization were kidnapped yesterday by armed men - this according to news agency AFP.

    Source: Swedish text-TV / SVT


    UNs refugee organization has suspended its activities other than those related to health, clean water and food distribution. The reason is the kidnapping of 2 Spanish aid workers from Médécins sans Frontières.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15317230

    14 October 2011 Last updated at 19:12 GMT

    'Al-Qaeda' distributes Somalia aid near Mogadishu

    A man claiming to be from al-Qaeda has distributed aid in Somalia, highlighting the group's links with al-Shabab militants.

    The man identified as US citizen Abu Abdulla Almuhajir and speaking with an American accent handed out food, hijabs and Korans to people at a refugee camp near the capital, Mogadishu.

    It is thought to be al-Qaeda's first aid distribution in famine-hit Somalia.


    Al-Shabab has restricted aid agencies' access to areas it controls.

    It says some international agencies have a political agenda and have exaggerated the scale of the problems.


    Some al-Shabab-controlled regions have been declared famine zones, because so many people are suffering severe malnutrition.

    Mr Almuhajir was accompanied by al-Shabab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, who said they were distributing food such as flour, rice, cooking oil, dates and milk to 4,000 people in the Ala-yasir camp, some 50km (30 miles) south-west of Mogadishu.

    The UN says that some 750,000 people face starvation in Somalia.

    They also said they were distributing $17,000 (£11,000) in cash and a fully-equipped ambulance.

    Muslim solidarity

    BBC Somali service head Yusuf Garaad Omar says al-Shabab has not previously hidden its association with al-Qaeda but this public aid distribution makes the links far more explicit.

    The UN-backed government, which controls most of Mogadishu but little other territory, says hundreds of foreign fighters are helping al-Shabab in the country.

    Mr Almuhajir said he had gone to Somalia with a message from al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

    "We would like to take this opportunity to encourage Muslims around the world to come to the assistance of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Somalia," he said.

    On Thursday, two Spanish aid workers with medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres were kidnapped by armed men from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, where almost half a million Somalis have fled, seeking assistance.

    It is feared that they may have been taken into Somalia.

    Al-Shabab has reportedly denied any links to the abduction, which has led aid agencies to scale back their operation in Dadaab.
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    KENYAN TROOPS ARRIVED IN SOMALIA

    The Kenyan troops will attack bases belonging to the militant islamistic al-Shabaab movement. Kenya's government holds the al-Shabaab movement responsible for the recent attacks and kidnappings of tourists and aid workers in Kenya
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    In today's edition of BT (3.11.11), I read that THE RAIN HAS STARTED FALLING IN KENYA, SOMALIA and ETHIOPIA after a very long time of drought.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15794717

    18 November 2011 Last updated at 13:31 GMT

    Somali famine zones downgraded by UN


    Famine no longer exists in three of the worst-affected areas of Somalia following the intervention of aid agencies, the United Nations has said.

    The UN's Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit said improving conditions meant Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle had been downgraded from famine zones.

    But the UN says a quarter of a million people still face imminent starvation.

    "Somalia still remains the world's most critical situation," a senior UN official told the BBC.

    Three other areas, including the squalid camps in the capital, Mogadishu, remain in a state of famine.

    BBC East Africa correspondent Will Ross says aid agencies have better access in the capital so it is surprising that the malnutrition and mortality rates have not dropped further there.

    The UN says about $800m (£505m) has been raised for the humanitarian effort following the worst drought to hit East Africa in 60 years.

    The rains have now come, but Mark Bowden, the UN's humanitarian affairs co-ordinator, told the BBC the crisis was still very much on.

    "It is good to see reductions in rates of malnutrition, some reductions in the rates of mortality," he said.


    "Even so, I have to say that Somalia still remains the world's most critical situation. There are more people needing assistance than any other part of the world and the rates of malnutrition are still unacceptably high."

    More than $1bn in donations will be needed next year, the UN says.

    Conflict concerns

    However, a senior aid worker familiar with the situation in Somalia who did not wish to be named told the BBC that the situation was still getting worse.

    He said the UN could not admit this because it had to show the aid money was being well spent and having an impact.

    Oxfam's country director for Somalia welcomed the announcement.

    "The latest figures show that aid is reaching people in some of the worst-affected areas, and it highlights the amazing work being done by Somali organisations to tackle famine," Senait Gebregziabher told the BBC in a statement.

    But the British aid agency said conflict was jeopardising the aid effort.

    Last month Kenyan troops crossed into Somalia to fight al-Shabab - the al-Qaeda-linked militants it blames for a spate of kidnappings in Kenya.

    Al-Shabab, which controls much of central and southern Somalia and has banned many Western aid agencies from its territory, has denied the allegations.

    "Insecurity is already disrupting the supply of aid to tens of thousands of people at a critical time in the crisis, and an escalation in violence could throw recovery off course," Ms Gebregziabher said.

    The international community should focus on diplomacy rather than more conflict, Oxfam said.

    "We're seriously concerned that if people do not have the security to plant seeds or the freedom to access clean water and food in the markets, the humanitarian situation will deteriorate once again. If farmers are not able to work in safety now, there may be yet another failed harvest in January and a prolonged food crisis well into next year," said Ms Gebregziabher.

    The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit survey said famine would persist throughout December 2011 in Middle Shabelle and among areas of Afgoye and Mogadishu housing camps for internally displaced people.

    "The size of the population in need of emergency assistance to save both lives and livelihoods will likely remain near current levels [four million people] for the coming nine months," the unit said in a statement.

    Tens of thousands of Somalis have fled rural areas - many over the borders to Ethiopia and Kenya - in search of food.

    Somalia has not had a functioning central government for more than 20 years and has been wracked by fighting between various militias.


    FAMINE IN SOMALIA EASED - THE SITUATION THERE HAS IMPROVED

    According to the United Nations, there is no longer famine in 3 of the 6 regions previously declared famine-hit.

    At a time, 750,000 people were close to dying. That number has not fallen to 250,000 people, says UN's humanitarian coordinator for Somalia.

    According to the UN, massive international emergency aid has resulted in fewer people starving and in fewer deaths as a consequence of starvation.

    In some areas in Somalia, famine will last at least until July 2012 according to the UN. Emergency aid at the equivalent of 5 billion Danish Kroner will be needed.

    Source: Danish text-TV / DR1

    BBC: More than $1bn in donations will be needed next year, the UN says.



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    19 November 2011 Last updated at 17:59 GMT

    Ethiopian troops 'cross border into Somalia'

    Ethiopian troops have crossed the border into Somalia in significant numbers, eyewitnesses say.

    They say they saw at least 20 vehicles carrying Ethiopian troops.

    A few hundred soldiers were seen in Gurel town in Galgudud region and there were other sightings around Beledweyne.

    Ethiopian authorities have denied the incursion. Their soldiers have not been in Somalia in large numbers since 2009 when they withdrew after a controversial three-year presence.

    These reports come as Kenyan troops continue their efforts to defeat fighters of the Islamist group al-Shabab in the south of Somalia.

    History of interventions

    If confirmed, this appears to be the largest Ethiopian deployment since the 2009 withdrawal which followed an invasion that was very unpopular with ordinary Somalis.

    If Ethiopian soldiers were to deploy deep inside Somalia, this would increase the pressure on al-Shabab.

    Further south, the Kenyan army is working with Somali militias in what appears to be an effort to push al-Shabab away from the border and possibly out of the lucrative port of Kismayo.


    One MP from central Somalia said he could not confirm exactly where the Ethiopian troops had reached or in what number. But he said their presence was vital in order to help defeat al-Shabab.

    History shows that military intervention in Somalia is hugely unpopular and can act as a catalyst to unite Somali groups that had been enemies.

    Although al-Shabab's strict version of Islamic law is unpopular with most people, that does not mean Somalis will welcome Kenyan and Ethiopian soldiers. This could hamper their effort to defeat the militants.

    Aid agencies have warned that an escalation in fighting could further jeopardise the efforts to get food to victims of the drought and famine.

    On Friday the UN said the humanitarian effort had improved the situation but we are told almost a quarter of a million Somalis still face imminent starvation.

    By Will Ross / East Africa correspondent
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    I was just pondering this today, considering that three or twelve wise men, kings, or astronomers journeyed across the desert, bearing gifts from far off lands for the newborn Jesus, and perhaps for Mary since the gifts were medicinal as well. If the wise men were from the East as all accounts say, then undoubtedly they came from or traveled through the desert areas to the East: the deserts of Arabia, or of Persia, or of Ethiopia and Somalia.
    If we are to honor their generosity, it seems only fitting to provide fresh water to these lands, to restore the true wealth of the East by helping the people there plant and water a new garden of Eden. What if we built vessels to send desalination equipment to East Africa, and pumps for the areas with groundwater but uneven rainfall? Instead of a huge US military budget, the same companies could use a Peace Budget to make the equipment and hire and train local people to install it and assist farmers in using the water efficiently, along with solar power systems to run the equipment with - good paying jobs for those in need in the Horn of Africa, for US workers making the equipment, for all the technicians who train others to install the systems, a viable economic growth pattern for the region, a way out of poverty and the extremism that is fueled in desperation. The same idea could be applied everywhere in the deserts of Africa and Asia, turning the driest deserts into giant oases, with all that sun and warmth crop production would be incredible - from dates to olives to lemons and oranges, grains, pineapples, anything which likes hot weather and sun, provided with ample water and fertility, would thrive! The solar power could be used to produce nitrogen fertilizers, and the ample fertility of the land increased with humus crops - we have the power to make this happen, for all we spend on defense in the name of war, we would be much more rewarded spending the money on peace in the name of love, and share the joy.
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    I was just pondering this today, considering that three or twelve wise men, kings, or astronomers journeyed across the desert, bearing gifts from far off lands for the newborn Jesus, and perhaps for Mary since the gifts were medicinal as well. If the wise men were from the East as all accounts say, then undoubtedly they came from or traveled through the desert areas to the East: the deserts of Arabia, or of Persia, or of Ethiopia and Somalia.
    If we are to honor their generosity, it seems only fitting to provide fresh water to these lands, to restore the true wealth of the East by helping the people there plant and water a new garden of Eden. What if we built vessels to send desalination equipment to East Africa, and pumps for the areas with groundwater but uneven rainfall? Instead of a huge US military budget, the same companies could use a Peace Budget to make the equipment and hire and train local people to install it and assist farmers in using the water efficiently, along with solar power systems to run the equipment with - good paying jobs for those in need in the Horn of Africa, for US workers making the equipment, for all the technicians who train others to install the systems, a viable economic growth pattern for the region, a way out of poverty and the extremism that is fueled in desperation. The same idea could be applied everywhere in the deserts of Africa and Asia, turning the driest deserts into giant oases, with all that sun and warmth crop production would be incredible - from dates to olives to lemons and oranges, grains, pineapples, anything which likes hot weather and sun, provided with ample water and fertility, would thrive! The solar power could be used to produce nitrogen fertilizers, and the ample fertility of the land increased with humus crops - we have the power to make this happen, for all we spend on defense in the name of war, we would be much more rewarded spending the money on peace in the name of love, and share the joy.




    You have many fruitful ideas and suggestions, and I truly hope that one day in a near future something like this will actually become a reality. and fingers crossed!
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    RED CROSS ASKED TO LEAVE SOMALIA

    The International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) has been ordered to close its offices and to stop all humanitarian work in the war-ravaged and hunger-hit provinces in the southern Somalia
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    The islamistic group al-Shabaab says that it has decided to "terminate the contract2 with the ICRC, because it has distributed food that was too old - the date expiry was passed according to al-Shabaab - and "the ICRC has wrongly accused the mujahedin of preventing the distribution of food".

    The islamists in al-Shabaab control great parts of the central and southern Somalia.

    Source: Danish DR Text-TV on 30 January, 2012
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    RED CROSS ASKED TO LEAVE SOMALIA, BUT DOES NOT GIVE UP

    The islamistic al-Shabaab militsia has asked Red Cross to leave Somalia.

    This means that 1.1 million malnourished people are at risk of starving to death. So the general-secretary of Danish Red Cross, Anders Ladekarl, says to DR News.

    This means that the children and adults who are 100 percent dependent on our supplies will get no food!!

    This also means that the 2 big hospitals run by us in Mogadishu will not get supplies - and that the many clinics for malnourished children and their mothers do not get medicine or food. This will have grave consequences, says Anders Ladekarl.

    Source: Danish text-TV on DR on 31 January, 2012
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16866913

    3 February 2012 Last updated at 10:36 GMT

    Famine conditions in Somalia have ended, UN says

    Famine conditions have ended in war-torn Somalia six months after being first declared, the UN has said.

    The improvement in access to food is due to a good harvest and significant humanitarian assistance, it said.

    But the UN humanitarian co-ordinator for the country said the situation remained serious.

    Nearly a third of the population - some 2.34 million people - still need emergency support, the Somalia Food Security Nutrition Analysis Unit said.

    Last month, the UN said that tens of thousands of people would have died of starvation by the time the food crisis ended.

    Somalia has been worst hit by East Africa's worst drought in 60 years, because of its instability.

    Many Somalis fled rural areas controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab group as it has banned most Western aid agencies from operating in its territory.

    On Monday, the al-Qaeda-linked militants expelled the International Committee of the Red Cross, one the few international groups still delivering food aid to areas under their control.

    'Fragile gains'

    The UN declared a famine in two parts of southern Somalia last July and, in September, extended the warning to four more regions of the country.

    "The gains are fragile and will be reversed without continued support
    ," said Mark Bowden, the UN's humanitarian co-ordinator for Somalia.

    He said in southern Somalia alone, some 1.7 million remained "in crisis".

    "Millions of people still need food, clean water, shelter and other assistance to survive and the situation is expected to deteriorate in May," he said.

    The UN said that the latest harvest in Somalia was double that of the average over the past 17 years, lowering food prices, though mortality rates in southern Somalia were still among the highest in the world.

    The situation is particularly precarious for an estimated 325,000 children who are acutely malnourished, the UN said.

    Although $1.3bn (£84mn) worth of aid has been poured into the country, the scale of the suffering remains immense, says the BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut.

    "The crisis is not over. It can only be resolved with a combination of rains and continued, co-ordinated, long-term actions that build up the resilience of local populations and link relief with development," Jose Graziano da Silva, the new head of the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation, said in Nairobi.

    Last year, tens of thousands of Somalis fled rural areas - many over the borders to Ethiopia and Kenya - in search of food. The UN estimates that a total of 1.5 million people have been displaced by the crisis.

    Vulnerable areas remain in the southern and central areas of Somalia under the control of al-Shabab.

    In recent weeks, al-Shabab has lost ground to both Kenyan and Ethiopian forces, which have moved onto Somali territory.

    Somalia has not had a functioning central government for more than 20 years and has been racked by fighting between militias.




    From German ZDFtext:

    MILLIONS OF PEOPLE STARVING IN NIGER

    Famine is spreading in the west-African republic of NIGER according to the United Nations / UN.

    More than 5 million people in the very dry / drought-hit areas suffer from acute malnourishment according to UN's humanitarian coordinator for Niger, Mr. Modibo Traore to the Evangelic Press Service. "We are in urgent need of international aid, otherwise many people are going to die here".

    This year 390,000 little children are at risk of starving to death.

    The UN had asked the international community for almost 230 milllion US Dollars for aid to the starving in Niger, but only 7% of this amount has arrived.


    UN's HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR NIGER: DROUGHT AND AL-QUEDA HAMPER SUPPLIES

    The main reason for the famine in Niger is continued drought in the entire Sahelzone according to UN's humanitarian coordinator for Niger, Mr. Modibo Traore. In 2011 there was hardly falling any rain in the countries surrounding Sahara. The harvest was very poor. According to Traore, the drought also threatens the next harvest which is expected in October. Many peasants have fled into the towns.

    The food prices in Niger have risen considerably. And the terror organization Al-Queda in Maghreb and bandits make it difficult to provide the population with food.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16910628

    6 February 2012 Last updated at 15:24 GMT

    Somalia moves to evict Mogadishu squatters

    Somalia has started a major operation to remove tens of thousands of people who have been squatting in government buildings in the capital.

    Mogadishu's mayor told the BBC that alternative housing was not being provided, as the squatters were able to pay rent to illegal landlords.

    Many thousands of people are also living as refugees in the city, after fleeing conflict and drought.

    The security situation in Mogadishu has improved over the past year.

    The Islamist militant group al-Shabab group last year pulled out of the city but it continues to stage suicide attacks
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    Last week, William Hague became the first British foreign secretary to visit Mogadishu since 1991 - the last time Somalia had a functioning national government.

    Local aid agencies estimate that more than 50,000 people have been sheltering in ministry buildings, schools and universities - many of which have been badly damaged during the years of warfare.

    One school had been used as a temporary camp for around 17,000 internally displaced people.


    Mogadishu Mayor Mohamud Nur told BBC Somali that people were first being moved from buildings which the government had the money to rebuild.

    Much of the funding for the operation has come from Turkey.

    Mr Nur said that so far, people had left the buildings on a voluntary basis but that if they refused to move, force would be used.

    President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed visited one of the sites to encourage people to leave.

    "These are government offices where public services will be offered," he said, adding that the reconstruction would provide jobs.

    Some residents, however, rejected his call to vacate the buildings, saying they had nowhere else to go.

    Some 12,000 African Union troops are helping the government keep control of Mogadishu, while Kenyan and Ethiopian forces have pushed al-Shabab out of some other areas. It still dominates much of southern Somalia.

    Somalia is also suffering from the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years, which has left thousands of people dead, according to the UN.

    Last week, the UN declared that the country was no longer suffering from a famine.
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    GERMANY MAKES 12 MILLION EURO AVAILABLE FOR THE STARVING PEOPLE IN THE SAHEL-ZONE ON THE BRINK OF SAHARA

    The German government has made 12 million EURO available for emergency supply of the starving people in the Sahel-Zone.

    A large part of the money goes to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) - according to news from the Foreign Office and Development Industry.

    Additional funding should go to German NGOs there and for the Red Cross.

    A food crisis is approaching in the Sahel-Zone. That became clear a few weeks ago.

    ECHO estimates that the number of affected people amounts to more than 11 million people.


    (Wikipedia.org: ECHO, i.e The Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the European Commission (ECHO), formerly known as the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office, is the European Commission's department for overseas humanitarian aid and civil protection) .
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18801914

    12 July 2012 Last updated at 12:40 GMT

    Kenya's Dadaab camp: Aid agencies make appeal

    Aid agencies working in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya say they are running out of funds, putting tens of thousands of lives at risk.

    Eight organisations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, say they are facing a shortfall of $25m (£16m), but that the need is greater than ever.

    The population in Dadaab, which lies near the Somali border, has increased by a third over the past year.

    It is now home to almost half a million people, mostly from Somalia
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    Last year, tens of thousands of people flooded into the camp to flee poverty and violence in Somalia, made worse by the region's most severe drought in 60 years, with famine declared in some areas.

    The UK appeal raised £79m ($122m) - more than for any other food crisis.

    BBC world affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge says that, according to the aid agencies, many refugees are still in tents that are quickly destroyed in the harsh climate.

    The aid agencies say that 30,000 new shelters are needed, but that funding is available for only 4,000
    .

    Also at risk is the provision of water supplies and sanitation for some 50,000 refugees, leaving them at risk from cholera, they say.

    The agencies say long-term solutions for those living in the overcrowded camp are needed.

    According to Stephen Vaughan, head of CARE Kenya, people who had fled terrible suffering are not getting the care they needed.

    "As well as the human cost, there is also a cost to security in the region," he said.

    "If children are not going to school and if people do not have proper shelter and other services, this has the potential to fuel further militarisation, violence and instability."

    Nigel Tricks, head of Oxfam in Kenya, said: "Refugee camps are only temporary solutions and the situation is increasingly untenable. Funds are needed now to save lives, but we can't keep pumping money in year after year while the camp keeps getting bigger.

    "A change in approach is urgently needed. However, right now, the world has an obligation not to turn its back on Dadaab and the needs of the people there."

    Problems with security in the camp have also hampered the aid operation.

    Last October, gunmen kidnapped two Spaniards working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) at the Dadaab camp. They are still being held hostage in Somalia.

    Dadaab was founded more than 20 years ago - after Somalia first descended into chaos. It has not had a functioning central government since 1991 and has been racked by fighting between various militias.

    Dadaab: World's largest refugee camp
    Founded in 1991 when neighbouring Somalia descended into chaos

    Now hosts more than 463,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia

    Last year more than 110,000 refugees arrived between June and August

    Composed of five camps: Dagahaley, Hagadera, Kambioos, IFO 2 West and East

    More than 70% of the camp's children - 164,000 - do not go to school
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    MILLIONS ARE STILL SUFFERING AFTER FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

    Last year up to 100,000 people died as a result of the DROUGHT in the HORN OF AFRICA.

    One year after the declaration of FAMINE in SOMALIA, 3.7 MILLION people remain IN ACUTE / URGENT NEED OF HUMANITARIAN AID even though the famine was officially declared over in February
    - this is reported by several aid agencies.

    "Progress has been made since the disaster culminated last year, but the problems have not been solved.

    2.2 MILLION PEOPLE in the HORN OF AFRICA STILL NEED HUMANITARIAN AID - TODAY AND IN FUTURE", so Anne Poulsen, Director of tne Nordic office for UN's World Food Program. She adds: "The situation remains very serious / grave, and the progress made remains fragile / small".

    The latest figures show that the number of people having fled Somalia have passed one million.

    Most refugees from Somalia have fled to camps in Kenya and Ethiopia
    according to Ann Mary Olsen, head of the international department of Danish Refugee Council.

    Source: Danish newspaper "Berlingske Tidende" on 21 July 2012
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    MILLIONS ARE STILL SUFFERING AFTER FAMINE IN EAST AFRICA IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

    Last year up to 100,000 people died as a result of the DROUGHT in the HORN OF AFRICA.

    One year after the declaration of FAMINE in SOMALIA, 3.7 MILLION people remain IN ACUTE / URGENT NEED OF HUMANITARIAN AID even though the famine was officially declared over in February
    - this is reported by several aid agencies.

    "Progress has been made since the disaster culminated last year, but the problems have not been solved.

    2.2 MILLION PEOPLE in the HORN OF AFRICA STILL NEED HUMANITARIAN AID - TODAY AND IN FUTURE", so Anne Poulsen, Director of tne Nordic office for UN's World Food Program. She adds: "The situation remains very serious / grave, and the progress made remains fragile / small".

    The latest figures show that the number of people having fled Somalia have passed one million.

    Most refugees from Somalia have fled to camps in Kenya and Ethiopia
    according to Ann Mary Olsen, head of the international department of Danish Refugee Council.

    Source: Danish newspaper "Berlingske Tidende" on 21 July 2012
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