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Starving Somalis flooding

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'A newly   arrived  Somali  refugee  holds  her
 
 
child  at  the  Dadaab  refugee  camp  Sunday
 
 
in northeastern  Kenya.  Thousands  of
 
 
Somalis have fled into neighbouring
 
 
Kenya and Ethiopia due to one
 
 
of the region's worst droughts in decades'.
 
 
 
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 Extreme Humanitarian Crisis

in the Horn of Africa

 
 
 
Photo Courtesy, www.AFP.com
 
  
Read full story at the following website:
 
 
 
Worst drought in over 60 years; and a plague
 
 
caused  by  famine  which  struck  countries  in
 
 
the Horn of Africa, has already caused tens of
 
 
thousands of deaths. This tragic
 
 
situation increases each week:
 
 
 
The aid is insufficient.
 
 
 
 
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CNN's Anderson Cooper,

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HUNGRY AND DESPERATE

 

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Somalia's

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IMPACT YOUR
 
 
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"More than 12 million people are in desperate
 
 
need of food across the Horn of Africa after
 
 
the worst drought in 60 years.  Somalis
 
 
are the hardest hit. They're arriving
 
 
by the thousands everyday to
 
 
refugee camps in neighboring
 
 
Kenya and Ethiopia.
 
 
Organizations are mobilizing
 
 
and there are ways you can help."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EPACHA Foundation's
 
 

Reminder . . .

 
 
 
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In no place upon Earth -
 
 
whether in Somalia or
 
 
elsewhere,
 
 
 
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should any child,
 
 
the elderly . . .
 
 
 
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or any population of
 
 
people . . .
 
 
 
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be made to endure severe
 
 
starvation, disease,
 
 
 
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homelessness,
 
 
 
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utter neglect and despair . . .
 
 
 
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as a pathway that leads
 
 
to a "quality life"
 
 
and promising future!
 
 
 
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The Humanitarian Crisis
 
 
In Somalia
 
 
is a Reality which
 
 
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SITUATIOIN IN SOMALIA

 
 
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SITUATIOIN IN SOMALIA

 
 
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Somalia:  A Crisis of
 
 
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The sad and tragic Humanitarian situation
 
 
in Somalia - even throughout the
 
 
Horn of Africa - yet reverberates
 
 
with utmost urgency!
 
 
 
 
As the world continues to prepare for a
 
 
global journey into this new millennium,
 
 
the entire international community
 
 
might now pause to ask,
 
 
"Is there a global lesson to be learned
 
 
from the dire humanitarian crisis now
 
 
existing in Somalia?"
 
 
 
 
 
Simply stated: There is a costly
 
 
lesson to be learned - both in terms
 
 
of human suffering AND global
 
 
responsbilities!
 
 
 
 
 
The progress into the 21st Century
 
 
can be an exciting venture, especially
 
 
for advanced Nations whose impulse
 
 
is to thrive toward achieving more
 
 
valuable and beneficial
 
 
accomplishments.
 
 
 
 
 
However, can any Nation - big or small -
 
 
having achieved remarkable progress
 
 
in science, medicine, technology,
 
 
research and development
 
 
together with tremendous wealth
 
 
in terms of education, skills, ingenuity
 
 
ability and capacity to further excel
 
 
expect to yet harness all that the
 
 
future has to offer while
 
 
yet turning a blind eye to hundreds
 
 
of thousands of people yet in the
 
 
thralls of depravity . . . in Somalia?!
 
 
 
 
 
The situation in Somalia is beyond critical!
 
 
With the array of modern conveniences
 
 
and comforts now available to
 
 
humanity [in part] - some may
 
 
have difficulty imagining
 
 
the extent of suffering that
 
 
humanity [as a whole] yet endures.
 
 
 
 
 
Has the world [in part] forgotten
 
 
that humanity should develop, progress,
 
 
prosper and thrive together . . .
 
 
as a "whole" human population?
 
 
 
 
 
With that in mind, one might ask . . .
 
 
"Is the advanced world now
 
 
at a crossroads - or stand still -
 
 
waiting in the vestibule of the new
 
 
millennium?
 
 
 
 
 
Perhaps the future itself is now critiquing
 
 
all that has entered its passageway -
 
 
carefully evaluating before
 
 
allowing entrance
 
 
into its main interior.
 
 
 
 
 
If that is so, certainly a critical eye is
 
 
focused on the causes of the
 
 
"human devastation"
 
 
now occurring in Somalia.
 
 
 
 
 
What can be learned from
 
 
this point forward?
 
 
 
 
 
No matter how big or small,
 
 
the need for
 
 
"Humanitarian Assistance"
 
 
should never go unnoticed,
 
 
set aside, hidden from view
 
 
or deprioritized!
 
 
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IMPORTANT

 
 

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" H U M A N I T Y "

 
 
 
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OUTSIDE HELP

 
 
 
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BECOMES

 
 
 
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UNITED NATIONS  NATIONS UNIES

 

 

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Coordinator for Somalia

 

 

Springette, Off Lower Kabete Road, P.O. Box 28832, 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel. (254 20) 4255000; Fax (254 20) 4255101 Website: www.unctsom.org

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The UN declares famine in Somalia

 

 

 

(Nairobi, 20 July 2011): The United Nations declared today that famine exists in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. Across the country, nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7 million people – are now in crisis, of whom an estimated 2.8 million people are in the south.

 

Consecutive droughts have affected the country in the last few years while the ongoing conflict has made it extremely difficult for agencies to operate and access communities in the south of the country.

 

Famine is declared when acute malnutrition rates among children exceed 30 per cent; more than 2 people per 10,000 die per day; and people are not able to access food and other basic necessities.

 

Mark Bowden, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, warned that malnutrition rates are currently the highest in the world, with peaks of 50 per cent in certain areas of southern Somalia. In southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent, with underfive deaths exceeding 6 per 10,000 per day in some areas. In the last few months, tens of thousands of Somalis have died as a result of causes related to malnutrition, the majority of whom were children.

 

“If we don’t act now, famine will spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia within two months, due to poor harvests and infectious disease outbreaks,” said Mr. Bowden. “We still do not have all the resources for food, clean water, shelter and health services to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Somalis in desperate need,” he continued.

 

Meanwhile, the lack of resources is alarming. “Every day of delay in assistance is literally a matter of life or death for children and their families in the famine affected areas” Bowden said.

 

While UN humanitarian agencies have welcomed the recent statement by Al Shabaab requesting international assistance in southern Somalia, the inability of food agencies to work in the region since early 2010 has prevented the UN from reaching the very hungry – especially children – and has contributed to the current crisis.

 

Despite challenges, humanitarian agencies are working hard to respond. In an effort to reach more children with life saving interventions, the UN and its partners have scaled up emergency nutrition, water and sanitation, and immunization efforts to combat malnutrition and reduce disease. To expedite the delivery of supplies into the worstaffected areas, the UN has started airlifting urgently needed medical, nutrition and water supplies.

 

The most affected areas of Somalia are in the south, particularly the region of Lower Shabelle, Middle and Lower Juba, Bay, Bakool, Benadir, Gedo and Hiraan, which host an estimated 310,000 acutely malnourished children.

 

Nearly half of the population in Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis and is in urgent need of assistance. The number of people in crisis has increased by over one million in the last six months. Over 166,000 Somalis have fled the country to seek assistance and refuge in neighbouring countries since the start of the year, with over 100,000 of those fleeing since May. So far in July alone, almost 40,000 new Somali arrivals have been registered in refugee camps in the region.

 

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More on The Horn of Africa Crisis
 
 
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following website:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Access OCHA's websites
 
 
to find vital information on
 
 
drought, refugees, estimated
 
 
nutrition situation,
 
 
latest reports, maps, coordination
 
 
tools and resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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