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#Horn of Africa

# horn-of-africa - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Warning of retaliation after Somalian rebel leader is killed in US air strike

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the death was “a chance for members of Al-Shebab to embrace peace.”

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 23 February, 2012

World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia

Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.

# horn-of-africa - Monday 6 February, 2012

UN: Somali famine is over, but action still needed

The UN said that long-awaited rains, coupled with substantial agricultural inputs and the humanitarian response are the main reasons for the improvement.

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Galway man attempting to run seven marathons on seven continents... in under five days Fundraiser This post contains images

Galway man attempting to run seven marathons on seven continents... in under five days

Richard Donovan hoping to break his own record – and to help alleviate suffering in the Horn of Africa – by running seven marathons on seven continents in less than five days. Phew!

# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa - aid agencies

“Many donors wanted proof of a humanitarian catastrophe before acting to prevent one” – Oxfam, Save the Children.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

14 game-changing moments of 2011

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# horn-of-africa - Friday 23 September, 2011

Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving

As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.

# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Somali government bans foreign workers from delivering aid

The Somali government has placed a ban on foreign aid workers delivering food to dying citizens in militant-contolled areas.

# horn-of-africa - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly

The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.

# horn-of-africa - Monday 5 September, 2011

750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN Horn Of Africa This post contains images

750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN

The UN says a fourth region in southern Somalia is now suffering from famine – meaning half of the south is now in crisis.

# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# horn-of-africa - Monday 15 August, 2011

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Second airlift of Irish aid reaches the Horn of Africa

Irish Aid has delivered aid worth €8.2 million to the region. Meanwhile aid agency GOAL has criticised the UN for “reluctance” to provide peacekeepers, and has said the “international community “has no stomach to tackle terrorists”.

# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

World Food Programme begins airlifting food to East Africa

The WFP is sending 800 metric tons of emergency aid to the region, where 12 million people are suffering from hunger.

# horn-of-africa - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

UN warns famine will spread in Somalia

Somali militant have been preventing aid from reaching parts of the country suffering serious food crisis amid major regional drought.

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia Opinion This post contains images

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia

Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.

# horn-of-africa - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

First consignment of Irish aid to reach Somalia tomorrow

Officials have warned that 800,000 children could die across the Horn of Africa, with the worst affected country being drought-ravaged Somalia.

# horn-of-africa - Monday 25 July, 2011

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

# horn-of-africa - Friday 22 July, 2011

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death Somalia This post contains videos

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death

Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 21 July, 2011

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia East Africa This post contains images

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia

Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.

# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.

# horn-of-africa - Monday 18 July, 2011

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.

# horn-of-africa - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: Rehn backs us on the bailout, early details of the next Budget, and the high-octane thrills of snail racing…

# horn-of-africa - Friday 15 July, 2011

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

# horn-of-africa - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis East Africa This post contains images

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

# horn-of-africa - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades Africa This post contains videos

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.