Posts Tagged ‘Horn of Africa


Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run

On July 20, 2011, the United Nations officially declared the crisis in the Horn of Africa (encompassing the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Uganda) as a famine.  Tens of thousands have died.  The conditions that qualify this situation as a famine are the following: 2 adults or 4 children are dying of hunger daily and 30% of the population is acutely malnourished. This famine was brought about by excessive drought along with failed crop seasons, the 20-year civil war in Somalia and rising food and fuel prices worldwide.

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