Site Meter Horn of Africa Archives - UN DispatchUN Dispatch

Horn of Africa

Screen shot 2012-12-04 at 3.45.25 PM

Map of the Day: Investing in Somalia

Today’s Map of the Day comes from a fascinating new initiatiative called Shuraako, which is Somali for “partnership.”

READ MORE

Development | | Leave a comment
image credit WFP

Do Rich Countries Have a “Duty” to Help Feed the Horn of Africa?

That’s the provocative question that kicks off a not-to-be missed online debate. Check it out.

READ MORE

Development | | 1 Comment
Screen shot 2011-12-16 at 10.19.43 AM

Why Somalia Needs Your Aid Money

The price of helping Somalia is high—the highest in the world, says the resident UN coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden. But it’s hard to imagine how it wouldn’t be: By almost every measure, this country is not just the neediest, but also the most complicated operating environment for aid anywhere on Earth

READ MORE

Security | | Leave a comment
Screen shot 2011-10-26 at 10.31.36 AM

USAID Launches New PSA Campaign for the Horn of Africa

The PSA campaign includes Dr. Jill Biden, who lead an American delegation to the region last month; and actor Josh Hartnett (who starred in Black Hawk Down);

READ MORE

Security | | Leave a comment
Credit: Oxfam East AfricaAmbia Mohammed is left to look after her daughter Habiba's children after she died having reached the camp 6 days ago.  Ifo section.Dadaab camp is the largest refugee camp in the world with people fleeing the civil war in Somalia.  In recent months the rate of new arrivals has increased dramatically due to the added factor of drought that is affecting the region. It has now become severely overcrowded.

As Famine in Somalia Spreads there are only Complex, Dangerous And Partial Solutions to the Crisis

The UN just announced that a sixth region in Somalia was affected by famine. Things are only getting worse.

READ MORE

Security | | Leave a comment
Screen shot 2011-08-17 at 1.52.10 PM

Food Prices: Still Really, Really High

New data from the World Bank points to a disturbing trend in global food prices.

READ MORE

Development | | Leave a comment
12

Diplo Tweets