Somalia Famine

Starve, Get Aid, Repeat

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In Somalia we're delivering emergency assistance over and over but never getting the result we want: stopping people from dying of hunger. We can't stop droughts from happening, but we can give communities the tools to survive so they are prepared and don't starve when the drought strikes.

Are Aid Groups Misleading Famine Aid Donors?

The Guardian | Tracy McVeigh | Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada

The head of an international medical charity has called on aid agencies to stop presenting a misleading picture of the famine in Somalia and admit tha...

Food Prices Moving Toward 'Tipping Point' Of Global Unrest

Wired.com | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada Business

When food shortages and rising prices drive people to desperation, social unrest soon follows. It’s as true today as it was in 18th century France ...

Famine Aid Expanding In East Africa

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada

The World Food Program says it is expanding food distribution efforts in famine-ravaged Somalia, where the UN has estimated that only 20 ...

Canadian Aid Groups Finding East African Famine A Tough Sell

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

The images coming from across the Horn of Africa are bleak: skeleton-thin babies being held by their underfed mothers, crying for food in refugee camp...

Africa Needs Our Help to Overcome its Latest Famine

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada
Rosemary McCarney

Those in the Horn of Africa who are in the midst of a famine are facing hunger and malnutrition on a scale few of us can comprehend. Even so, I've been dismayed by web-chatter to the effect of, "How long can we be expected to keep feeding these Africans who don't seem to be able to fend for themselves?"

Somalia Famine Refugees Can't Break Their Ramadan Fast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Muslims around the world mark sundown during the holy month of Ramadan with extravagant dinners to break their daily fasts. That ...

UN To Airlift Rations To The "Roads Of Death"

CP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- DOLO, Somalia - The U.N. will airlift emergency rations this week to parts of drought-ravaged Somalia that militants banned it f...

Somalia's Image Deficit: Helping or Hurting Aid?

Carol Mott | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada
Carol Mott

Once again the pictures of little children starving in Somalia break your heart. But this time there are other pictures that come to mind too: warlords, pirates, radical Islamists... Many will remember when the world was there to help and just how badly it turned out.

Somalia Famine Donors To Meet Wednesday

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

ROME - A U.N. food agency says there will be a donors pledging conference Wednesday in Nairobi to raise as much as $1.6 billion to help fight famine i...

No Vacancy in Somalia

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

The Dadaab refugee camp is an ongoing saga of desperate human need. And with the $50 million Canada recently pledged being only a beginning to address the needs of the region, we must find other ways to leverage more support. Opening another camp would be a good place to start.