Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new effort to aid famine victims in the Horn of Africa: FWD Day. The mission of FWD Day is straightforward: get 13.3 million FWDs (posts, tweets, etc) out today to spread the word about the...
Despite a lack of funding for humanitarian aid and alarming malnutrition rates, the Horn of Africa crisis has almost disappeared from the headlines. Conditions are still dire and assistance is greatly needed.
Below are 8 shocking statistics about the crisis:
1. The World Food Programme is...
Aid workers in Somalia are up against a new challenge: the theft of food meant for famine victims. Sacks of grain and fortified peanut butter as well as other staples have been stolen, and reports are spreading of the pilfered foods showing up for sale in markets.
The World Food Programme is currently feeding 1.5 million people in response to the...
The Somalian drought victims are severely lacking in aid, but not for a want of trying on the part of aid workers; instead, terrorist activity and bureaucratic red tape is proving problematic for the relief effort. While it is always difficult to raise money for a cause that is thousands of miles away, ...
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