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# Horn of Africa

Last month
December 2022
Voices
Peter Power: Climate change risking famine in Somalia and beyond as global leaders dither
The head of UNICEF Ireland says children may face famine in Somalia while powerful governments stall on climate action.
Last year
2022
Voices
Opinion: Famine is now threatening millions in Africa just as it once did in Ireland
World Vision Ireland’s Gillian Barnett says millions face a terrifying reality now as crops fail and animals die.
# Horn of Africa
In pictures: The drought causing animals to drop dead in Kenya
A glimpse into the current situation for people in two Kenyan counties.
All time
# Horn of Africa
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.”
# Somalia
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.
# Somalia
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.
# fundraiser
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!
# Famine
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.
# Review 2011
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.
# Review 2011
14 game-changing moments of 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
# Somalia
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
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.
# Somalia
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.
# Somalia
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.
# United Nations
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
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.
# Child Deaths
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.
# Somalia
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.
# Somalia
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
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”.
# Famine
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.
# Daily Fix
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.
# Somalia
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.
Voices
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.
# Somalia
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.
# east africa
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.
# Somalia
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.
# east africa
'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.
# east africa
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.
# east africa
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.
# east africa
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.
# east africa
"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.
# Africa
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.