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Climate-related health crisis worsens in the greater horn of Africa

– – New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that the number of reported disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies in the greater Horn Africa have reached their highest-ever level this century, deepening a health crisis in a region where 47 million people are already facing acute hunger. Most parts of the region are battling the worst… Read More

Burundi Massacre: Learning From Past Genocides

Gunmen disguised as police led a bar massacre near the Burundian capital of Bujumbura last Sunday, with an estimated 36 people killed one by one. The brazen attack has heightened fears of a civil war in the landlocked, East African country of 8.3 million. Burundi is no stranger to massacres. Genocides and civil wars between Hutus and Tutsis claimed the… Read More

“$431 million in food and non-food emergency assistance is not enough”

The United States is deeply concerned by the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa and today’s announcement by the United Nations that a famine is underway in parts of Somalia. The United States is the largest bilateral donor of emergency assistance to the eastern Horn of Africa. We have already responded with over $431 million in food and non-food… Read More