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NPR, Millions at risk of starvation and most Americans don’t know

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises ...

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ABC News, Charity groups unite to tackle hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa

In the 21st century, innocent children should not be dying from hunger. People caught in this crisis are generously opening their homes and sharing what little they have, but they have run out of time and resources -- they need our help now," ...

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Washington Post, More than 20 million people are at risk of starving to death. Will the world step up?

MORE THAN 20 million people in four countries are at risk of starvation in the coming months, in what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. But the global response to the emergency has been lacking, both from governments and from private citizens ...

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PBS, Drought and famine threaten life for nomadic Somali herders

The United Nations has called it the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, and, just today, the lead editorial in The Washington Post called it the worst crisis you have never heard of ...

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FOX News, Aid groups bypass UN in joint call to prevent mass starvation

As disease outbreaks raise the danger for as many as 20 million people faced with famine and mass starvation in a clutch of strife-torn African and Middle Eastern countries ...

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Washington Post, A look inside the unfolding nightmare in Somalia

This town was liberated from the control of al-Shabab (an Islamist insurgent group) five years ago. But “liberated” is a relative term ...

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Al Jazeera, The Stream, Famine and Drought

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8 Aid Groups Launch Rare Shared Fundraising Drive

Eight international organizations are teaming up Monday for an unusual collaboration: a two-week fundraising campaign aimed at raising money quickly to alleviate famine in several African countries and Yemen ...

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CNN, Charities join forces to #fightfamine

Eight international relief organizations are saying enough is enough.  More than 20 million people are facing starvation across northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and neighboring countries according to the UN ...

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Seattle Times, NW aid groups World Vision, Mercy Corps join effort to ease Africa famine

The famine threat in Africa is growing. With more than 20 million people at risk, U.S. aid groups, such as Federal Way-based World Vision and Portland-based Mercy Corps, are joining efforts to try to raise awareness ...

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20 Million People Are Starving and No One is Talking About It

The U.N. has called it the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 20 million people in Africa and Yemen are facing starvation ...

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Most Americans Oblivious to Extreme Hunger Crisis Overseas

Twenty million people are at risk of starving to death in the crisis-afflicted countries of Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. A staggering 85 percent of Americans don’t know that ...

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America’s Glorious Guilt

HABASWEIN, Kenya: Who is Medina, and why should we be mindful of her? She tells me she is 40, but she looks more like 30. She smiles beautifully and vulnerably through a cleft lip. She has, she explains, “lost everything” in the drought.

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Drought in East Africa: “If the rains do not come, none of us will survive”

A large double-decker truck is quickly making its way towards Garadag from Fadigaab, in the south of Somaliland. It is carrying nine families and what is left of their herds ...

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Hungry and Hiding from War Deep in South Sudan’s Swamps

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has spent more time at war than it has at peace. What started as a rivalry between the president and the former vice president spiraled into an all-out civil war ...

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Food distributions empower women in South Sudan

The scene is colourful and chaotic, as hundreds of people flood in for today’s food distribution. Most of them are mothers carrying their babies; some have gotten up early and already walked for several ...

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Surviving Drought & Famine

Approximately half of Somalia’s population — 6.2 million — are facing acute food insecurity and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Consecutive seasons of failed rains have caused crops to fail and livestock to die.

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