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Somali Famine Over But 2.3 Million Still At Risk

World  (tags: Somalia, famine, hunger, people, children, africa, conflict, HumanRights, news, society, world )

- 2423 days ago -
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The United Nations said Friday that conditions in Somalia have improved enough to downgrade the country's famine, but the world body's Food and Agricultural Organization warned that continued assistance is needed to stop the region..


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penny C (83)
Friday February 3, 2012, 5:02 pm
Noted,thanks Lindsey.

Mary T (178)
Friday February 3, 2012, 5:58 pm
So sadly noted, Thanks Lindsey

Debbie Hogan (115)
Friday February 3, 2012, 7:25 pm
Still such a desperate situation there. Will it never end...?

Past Member (0)
Friday February 3, 2012, 7:53 pm
Hunger hurts.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday February 3, 2012, 9:16 pm

Toni C (508)
Friday February 3, 2012, 9:42 pm
Noted and thanks for the article, Lindsey... this is such a terrible situation... and so long as there are oppressors, there will always be desperarion...

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 12:05 am
I wonder if it will ever end

Dawn M (141)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 9:35 am
Sadly noted!

TERRY R (266)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 10:31 am

. (0)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 11:22 am
and the UN has "down graded" the seriousness of starvation in this country. When ever the UN puts out a statement, they continually sound like fools.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 1:00 pm
Not good enough, but do not forget we have helped to create it by encouraging them to grow cash-crops to earn foreign revenues, so that we can sell them weapons to repress their people who are going hungry because we are encouaging them to grow cash-crops ... the original vicious circle.

surjit k (1)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 2:57 pm
Allan, You are right.
Rudolf. What planet are you living on? They can't grow any thing because of drought. especially Somalis, in Somalia. Tell me any African country which is self sufficient in growing food since the white man left those countries ,ie decolonized? So please don't give us your B.S about cash crops. " earn foreign revenues " I don't think many countries can survive without foreign revenue. " that we can sell them weapons to suppress their people ..." Russia and Chins sells more weapons to them than we do, for your info.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 3:11 pm
I am earning 10,000 credits to donate to Sudanese seed packets, but, nothing is there for Somalia. I am all for getting rid of the bogus "Raise A Farm Animal Humanely", whose owner slaughters + eats + sells their meat, and replacing it with an actual compassionate and beneficial cause that is based on feeding and providing land/water for people or buffalo!

Darlene W (303)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 5:03 pm
Good idea Yvette T. Would also love to see something for feeding anywhere in the world where it is needed the most in that order. Especially where children are involved. So sad. All those who live in these conditions need help from the world not just one place. Bless all those in need.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 7:06 pm
thanks Lindsey

Susanne R (235)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 11:29 pm
I'm a little teary-eyed over the story and photos of Minhaj Gedi Farah, the Somalian baby who was brought to a clinic, near death, due to starvation. Two months later, his dying, skeletal body had been transformed into that of a healthy baby. That's enough to convince me that we can never let our give up in helping these people become more able to deal with their climate-related food-producing problems and never turn our backs on them when they need food and medical assistance. Please take a look at the child. He is beautiful! It's heartbreaking that tens of thousands of children were not as fortunate...

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday February 5, 2012, 11:21 am

Past Member (0)
Monday February 6, 2012, 3:25 pm
Noted. Thanks.
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