Horn of Africa

Somalia Crisis: One By One, My Children Slipped Away

Sean Ryan | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Sean Ryan

Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.

What Is Going On In Ethiopia?

Charlotte Allan | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Charlotte Allan

The athlete looked up at the sky when he crossed the finish line, and made an X shape above his head with his wrists. The stadium cheered, a new moment in history was made. Later when he took to the podium with 'Ethiopia' written across his top to collect a medal for the marathon he had run, he made the gesture again.

The End of China's 'Peaceful Rise' Doctrine?

Paul Reynolds | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The new Chinese leadership has, over the last 18 months, shown itself to be very different from that of successive Post-1980 reformist administrations. The 'market reform' rhetoric is still there. The assertions about Communist Party supremacy and dislike of Western democratic values, are still there...

Why Some Somali and Foreign Militants join Al-Shabab

Tam Hussein | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

How many Westgates do we need to realize that US policy in the Horn of Africa is a major contributor to bolstering support for groups like Al-Shabab amongst Somalis and foreign fighters alike?

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: The Red Crescent/Red Cross Key to Vaccinating Kids

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Siddharth Chatterjee

Six years after Somalia's last case of polio, the country has become the epicenter of a fresh outbreak in the Horn of Africa. 128 cases have been reported in Somalia, 13 in Kenya and one in Ethiopia.

India School Meal Tragedy - Unforgivable, But Avoidable

Unni Krishnan | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Unni Krishnan

School meal programmes, no doubt, are a lifeline and shock absorber for millions in such situations. This is why the case of children dying in India's eastern state of Bihar as a result of contaminated meals, is such a tragedy.

Djibouti - The Last Domino to Fall in the Horn of Africa

Paul Reynolds | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

On May 8th 2013 President Guelleh of Djibouti visits London. The situation in Djibouti and it's importance does not receive much attention in London. It should.

Millions Starving In Yemen As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Millions of people in Yemen are starving and in desperate need of aid humanitarian workers have warned, just days after a suicide bomb attack killed s...

Aid Workers Face Rising Tide of Emergencies and Hostilities

Davinder Kumar | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Imagine walking into a minefield before realising you are in deep trouble and help is hours away. Picture yourself in the middle of a crowd that is fast turning into a mob. Visualise your colleague has been shot at by rebels and has a life-threatening bleeding wound.

African Food Crisis: Our Ability to Save Children's Lives Depends on the Spotlight of the Media

David Bull | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK
David Bull

This week Save the Children and Oxfam released a damning report about the failure of the international community to heed the warnings of the spreading nutritional crisis in East Africa quickly enough. This "dangerous delay" they say, cost lives.

We Need to Talk About Niger's Famine

Rheal Drisdelle | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Rheal Drisdelle

The fact remains though that we need to talk about famine. Perhaps not in the technical UN-defined sense of the word. But in the dictionary sense of the word: extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area. With so many lives potentially at stake, now is not the time to dodge the issue.

One Brand Taps 'Generation-G' And The Rise Of The Philanthropic Consumer

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

If what we buy is what we are, then we might just be getting better, according to Duncan Goose, the creator of the philanthropic consumer brand One. G...

Don't Force Statehood on Somalia

Richard Dowden | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Dowden

The model for Somalia is Switzerland. Don't laugh! Political power in Switzerland lies in the cantons - the 26 proud self-governing communities. The state, such as it is, deals with international matters and national law.

Three Months On, Famine Still Grips The Horn Of Africa

THe Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

It has been three months since the declaration of famine in the Horn of Africa, which continues to be gripped by the worst food crisis in 20 years. ...

The F-word: Why we did it

Adrian Lovett | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK
Adrian Lovett

ONE's new campaign ad is getting a lot of attention. Not all of it of the admiring kind. Yahoo's news pages brand it the "shocking F-word vid". In the UK, the folk who decide what is fit and proper content for TV ads are stewing over it.

'Famine's The Real F-Word': Celebs Speak Out In Drought Video

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

Stricken Somalians are desperate for humanitarian aid after the worst drought for decades continues to blight the south of the country, killing livest...

Aid Workers are the Common Face of Humanity

Davinder Kumar | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

They are out there, always, often the first people to reach. You have seen them feed malnourished children and starving people in the Horn of Africa.

Leaders and Laggards in the Fight Against Famine

Adrian Lovett | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Adrian Lovett

From the tsunami in 2004 to the Japanese earthquake earlier this year, the world has a long-established system in which citizens of the world, and their governments, support each other in times of humanitarian emergency.

UK Sends Aid Parcels Flown To Starving Young In Somalia After Famine

Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Aid parcels that will save the lives of thousands of children in famine-ravaged parts of Africa were flown out of Britain. Hal...

This Week's Real Crisis

Jamie Drummond | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK
Jamie Drummond

"There is more in the news this morning about shaving foam than about nutritional supplies for children who need their lives saved." This was the impassioned plea of David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK

'Humanitarian Emergency' In East Africa

Olivia Williams | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK

British aid agencies have come together to launch a joint fund-raising appeal to help more than 10 million people affected in the Horn of Africa. ...