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Drought crisis in Horn of Africa unabated

This article was originally published by Mission Network News.  To read the article in its original format, please visit: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/16090.   Kenya (MNN) – Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing famine and fighting in Somalia are arriving in Kenya where refugee camps are now reaching capacity. In a press briefing Friday, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said the […]

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Seven ways women and girls are especially vulnerable during emergencies

I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought — it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from […]

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DROUGHT: Horn of Africa

This blog was originally posted on Food for the Hungry’s Emergency Response Unit blog.  To view this article in its original format, please visit:http://fhrelief.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/horn-of-africa-drought/   It was imminent. The periods between droughts in east Africa had been growing shorter and shorter. The rains have failed, again, barely two years since the skies dried up.Just as […]

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In Northern Kenya, healthier animals = healthier people

Many of the families suffering from the extreme food crisis in the Horn of Africa are families whose lives depend on their animals (read more about this in our last Poverty 180 blog post). Healthier animals mean healthier people, and in this period of extreme want, keeping the animals alive is top priority. Education can come […]

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UN alerts the world to the ‘Triangle of Death’ in Africa

This article was originally published by Mission Network News.  To view the article in its original format, please visit: http://mnnonline.org/article/15992.   Somalia (MNN) – The United Nations is calling the regions of Somalia, Ethiopia and Northern Kenya the “Triangle of Death.” Due to their proximity to one another, these countries are all dealing with similar severe drought […]

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How to save lives during extreme drought: Give water to the animals

Today, the United Nations declared famine in parts of the Horn of Africa — resulting from the past few years of unpredictable weather and extreme drought. There hasn’t been an official famine since 1984-85. One of the ways FH is helping save lives in this region is by caring for the animals on which so many people […]

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VIDEO – Living in community is a weapon against HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Take a 5-minute journey to the north of Kenya — to a town called Marsabit where HIV feeds off people’s extreme poverty, their lack of knowledge about the disease, and a negative social stigma against those who have it. In the unique culture of Marsabit, community is a powerful force. FH harnesses the power of community and […]

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What do my Coke and M&M’S have to do with droughts in Kenya?

In an age when my bananas come from Ecuador and my soap was made in China, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that when I drink a Coke or savor some M&M’S, I’m consuming materials that could have originated in the vast deserts of Northern Kenya … a sticky substance that helps families survive even […]

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Kenyan church rejects social stigma, reaching out to HIV/AIDS victims

In this post: nutritional support as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS This is the last story in our blog series about FH”s strategy to stop HIV/AIDS in some of the world”s most vulnerable places. So far, we”ve looked at: Prevention Compassionate care Access to medical care Increased household income “The group members have now accepted their status […]

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Have you ever wondered about this?

Have you ever wondered what a young woman born into extreme poverty does when she gets her period? How does she manage it in a place without drug stores, and how does it affect her daily life? At the very least, for women in poverty who lack basic hygiene supplies, this monthly event halts the […]

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