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Posts Tagged ‘Drought’

Drought Crisis In Kenya

Stephen Morrison/EPA   By Cynthia Meru The #EmbraceAFamily Campaign by the Kenya Red Cross Society is appealling to all Kenyans, Partners and Stakeholders to join them and help tackle the ongoing drought crisis by supporting one family for a month by donating 3000 Kenya Shillings.

Starvation looms for 6 million children in Horn of Africa

Feisal Omar/Reuters   By Katy Migiro Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity has stated, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.

Venezuela: Time to Prevent Another Syria

John Moore/AFP   By Cynthia M. Lardner   Comparing and Contrasting Venezuela and Syria   The world stands by in horror watching the Syrian War crisis unfold in the news. Now with over 150 countries, paramilitary groups and terrorist groups involved, there is no answer to the question of how to create peace. The harsh […]

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

African countries to accelerate progress on Great Green Wall

By Alpha Jallow Ministers from African countries North and South of the Sahara and their development partners are meeting in Dakar, Senegal, at a High-Level conference organized by the African Union to accelerate progress on the Great Green Wall – Africa’s largest rural development initiative.

Watery Cricket

By Ananya S Guha The decision of an Indian High court to shift premises of the IPL because of drought conditions, and also because of water scarcity has been debated by many including former cricketers and icons. Some of the arguments run on these lines: why only cricket as a sport has been chosen, what […]

Ethiopian government poised to address climate change

UNICEF Ethiopia/2015/Tanya Bindra   By Alpha Jallow The Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture, Tefera Derebew, stated that his country has put in place measures to address the occurrence of El Nino which recently affected their country as a result of climate change.

Ethiopia’s new national slogan

Karo men overlooking the dwindling Omo River and the vast cotton fields stretching to the horizon (Michael Honegger) By Timothy Jay Smith “Island! Island!” I thought the kids shouted running after our car, hands outstretched in the endless clouds of dust we kicked up, paved road or not. If countries selected a defining air quality, […]

FAO launch project for communities in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

By Alpha Jallow The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners launched a new regional project to improve the livelihoods and economy of rural populations in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa during a two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 30th November and 1st December.

Africa, a continent already seeing the effects of climate change

By Adisa Amanor Wilks In some sense Africa is already experiencing a change in climate. From an increasingly erratic and unpredictable weather pattern in recent times, to recent floods in Burkina Faso and a prolonged drought in Ethiopia, all can be attributed to a change in climatic conditions, and pose significant threats to food security […]

Agro–Ecology and Resilience: Paving the way to end hunger and poverty in rural communities

  By Alpha Jallow A four day exchange workshop by ActionAid Senegal and Gambia on the results of the Agro-Ecology and Resilience project implemented in both countries opened in Kaolack, central Senegal on Tuesday.

COMBATING FAMINE IN SOMALIA

  By Anant Mishra One year ago, Somalia was gripped by famine. It was the first time since 1991 that famine was declared, a term that is only used when more than 30 percent of children are suffering from acute malnutrition, the most dangerous and severe form of malnutrition. In these conditions, every minute counts.

We Need The Animals

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache   “We do have one Hippo. That is Sebastien. And he is now part of the staff.”