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Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ (Save The Children’s East Africa Appeal)

DONATE LINK: http://bit.ly/nVt23n DOWNLOAD TRACK: http://bit.ly/o96urw Millions of children are facing starvation right now — this doesn’t have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley’s single … Continue reading

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Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food … Continue reading

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UN declares famine in parts of Somalia: What it means

Aid agencies use a five-phase system called the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) to determine the severity of a food crisis. These five regions of Somalia fall in the Phase 5 category, which means that means more than two people per 10,000 die … Continue reading

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East Africa drought – in pictures

East Africa is experiencing the worst drought for 60 years, which has led to the devastation of farmland, failed harvests and livestock deaths. At least 10 million people are expected to need humanitarian assistance http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2011/jul/08/east-africa-drought-in-pictures

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The world is one poor harvest away from chaos

In early January, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that its Food Price Index had reached an all-time high in December, exceeding the previous record set during the 2007-08 price surge. Even more alarming, on Feb. 3, the FAO … Continue reading

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Niger children condemned to hunger

In the current food crisis gripping the West African state of Niger, 900,000 children are at risk of malnutrition.  The UN’s World Food Programme is working with local charities, but even then they fear that tens of thousands will end … Continue reading

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Niger’s vicious cycle

Abdul Rahaman is tall and thin. Before dawn this morning, he left his small two-bedroom home in the village of Zantoram in central Niger to look for work. He is prepared to do anything to earn a few coins, a … Continue reading

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Niger’s markets are full yet famine shadows the dusty roads

Expensive imports and aid remain out of reach for 12 million people facing country’s worst food crisis in years The billboard propped up at the side of the dusty road offers what the land it stands on cannot provide : a … Continue reading

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Niger fights prolonged drought

Niger’s ruling military government is appealing for urgent assistance from the international community to help feed its people. More than half of the country’s population of 15 million are facing food shortages due to prolonged drought and crop failure and … Continue reading

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North Korea’s giant leap backwards

Last year’s disastrous currency reform wiped out savings and caused healthcare to collapse. Now many fear another famine For North Koreans, the definition of success is when you can eat an occasional egg, preferably with a bowl of rice, instead … Continue reading

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