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Let's Break The Cycle Of Suffering In Somalia

Tufail Hussain | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Tufail Hussain

I recently returned from spending a week in Somalia, where I saw first-hand the catastrophic effects that today's famine is having on its people, and ...

Still Time To Avert Famine In Somalia - But We Must Act Now

Mike Penrose | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

This week, I was in Somalia, and the effects of drought were clear. What should have been green was dry with poor rains offering no respite. Some ...

Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness

Hannah Wilkinson | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Hannah Wilkinson

When we arrive in the village of Golijano which translates as 'mountain of heaven', we are met with a scene more akin to hell. A makeshift school, now an emergency clinic, is full of weak, lifeless children fighting to survive. Sickness and diarrhoea have ripped through this community at pace.

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.

Somalia's Silent Killer Is Flourishing As Hunger Tightens Its Grip

Laura Polaine | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Laura Polaine

The Hargeisa TB Hospital ©2017 World Vision Travelling to Somalia two weeks ago, I saw first-hand the devastation that drought and hunger is having ...

Africans Waiting For Handouts? That Couldn't Be Farther From The Truth

Suzy Madigan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Suzy Madigan

In a settlement outside Burao, Somaliland's second largest town, a savings association set up by CARE International and run entirely by local women was providing them not only with status and a voice in the community but also emergency support. Zeinab, one of CARE's female project officers, explained how women pay regularly on behalf of their families into the shared scheme. In normal times, the association can provide loans for entrepreneurial ventures such as small shops. During times of crisis such as severe drought, the collected funds offer a form of insurance for the most vulnerable.

The Livestock Somalis Rely On To Survive Are Dying - They Worry Their Children Are Next

Shaista Aziz | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Shaista Aziz

Across East Africa more than 18million people are facing catastrophic drought and food shortages. Already in Somalia people have died because of hunger and as the drought deepens people are becoming weaker and exhausting all their coping mechanisms to keep themselves and their families alive.

Famines Are Man-Made. We Have The Power To Prevent Them.

Mark Goldring | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Mark Goldring

Last week, Oxfam chartered a small plane and distributed beans, rice and oil in Panyijar in South Sudan. This was very much a last resort - not least because of the expense - but it was the only way to reach these communities and keep them alive.

Why We Must Act Now To Prevent A Hunger Catastrophe In East Africa And Not Repeat Past Mistakes

Girish Menon | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
Girish Menon

Drought in Somaliland, a region of Somalia where ActionAid works Six years ago famine gripped Somalia. The famine came as no surprise. Agencies on t...

There Is Still Time To Stop Somalia Being Devastated By Famine - But It Is Running Out Fast

Susannah Price | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Susannah Price

Mothers bring their children to a health clinic in an IDP camp in Baidoa, Somalia. C. UNICEFSomalia/2017/Prinsloo Baidoa is a dusty town haunted by t...

British Citizens NOT Banned From US - Unless Travelling From Seven Outlawed Countries

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK

British dual nationals are exempt from Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the US unless they’re travelling from one of the seven predominantly Muslim...

Sir Mo Farah Lashes Out At Trump's 'Deeply Troubling' Refugee Ban

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK

UPDATE: British Dual Nationals NOT Banned From US - Unless Travelling From Seven Outlawed Countries Sir Mo Farah has responded to Donald Trump’s “...

Democracy In Somalia: Overcoming Insurgency To Provide A Lasting Peace

Matthew Walker | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Matthew Walker

While the world has been fixated on the American presidential race, Somalia, once the epitome of a failed state, is holding its first elections since ...

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

Somalia: Moving Out Of The Shadows Of War And Poverty And On The Road To Stability

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Yasmin Ahmed

For over two decades, Somalia was known as a failed state- a state lacking effective government, controlled by warlords and terrorists and plagued by frequent phases of natural and man-inflicted disasters.

Theresa May's Latest Immigration Plan Branded 'Skewed' By Top Charity

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of “skewed priorities” over plans to redirect £100 million of the foreign aid budget to keep migrants out of Europe....

Sands of Time: The World's Largest Refugee Camp Turns 25

Luke Browne | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Luke Browne

Most conflicts now burn on for an average of 37 years, and those uprooted by them are crying out for a humanitarian response that reflects this. If a new deal for Kenya is realised over the coming months, Dadaab may no longer remain an anachronism. It could, with the right imagination, political drive and institutional support, come to represent the future.

Celebrating UN Peacekeepers

Baroness Anelay | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

There may be obstacles on the way to reaching our peacekeeping goals, but we are more committed and determined than ever to overcome them in order to ensure peacekeeping delivers for the UK and the wider world.

World Humanitarian Summit: A Humanitarian Contribution to Peace Is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Harriet Lamb | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Harriet Lamb

What do you have as your screensaver? While some companies allow staff to revel in their favourite sunset snap or their kids pulling hideous faces, others provide the screensavers to focus minds on the top priorities.

Worlds Apart: A Girl's Eye View of Hunger

Himaya Quasem | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
Himaya Quasem

Nimah's family has lost 25 of their 35 sheep to the drought. If the remaining sheep are lost it could tip the family into destitution. Without livestock they will have nothing to eat or trade with. This prospect makes Nimah fear for her younger siblings.

Hunger Hurts: How Would Nigella Feed a Family During a Drought?

Himaya Quasem | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Himaya Quasem

The young women I met in Somaliland worry about the same things I do, but they are feeling fear instead of relief. Hunger is hurting families in Somaliland. Women, girls and mothers deserve our support. It's time to act before things get worse.

Hunger Hurts: Extreme Weather is Killing Crops and Causing Hunger

Mike Noyes | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK
Mike Noyes

El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.

'I Thought Everyone In Britain Underwent FGM'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Najma* was walking home with a friend from school when she asked her if she too had been "cut". "She just gave me a blank stare," the 20-year-old r...

Body Found After 'Burning Man Sucked Out Of Hole In Plane'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

A body has been found after reports of a man "engulfed in flames" being sucked out of a plane over Somalia after an explosion ripped a hole in its sid...

The Cry of Kenyan-Somalis: Is Anyone Listening?

Catherine Wyatt | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK
Catherine Wyatt

The Kenyan state has an ethnicity problem. By presenting their conflict with the terrorist group al-Shabaab as a conflict of ethnicity, ethnic Somalis...