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Former development secretaries urge Sunak to increase east Africa aid amid drought
‘Famine in all but name’ ravaging Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, yet British aid is one-fifth of 2017 amount

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Dec, 2022 @2:24 PM

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Fear of the F-word: Somalia avoids famine declaration as hunger spreads
Government fears interference from foreign aid agencies could destabilise development policy in a country hit by conflict and the climate crisis – yet people are dying of malnutrition

Tracy McVeigh in Mogadishu and Galkayo

06, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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‘We’re left to die of snake bites, hunger, disease’: Somalia’s people of the drought – a picture essay
Drought, hunger, conflict and rampant inflation have pushed about 130,000 people into camps around Galkayo in central Somalia. Many arrive with children suffering acute malnutrition only to face a new set of dangers

Tracy McVeigh in Galmudug

01, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Journalist under strict bail terms in Somalia after arrest in crackdown
Abdalle Mumin was held after press groups said government directives on coverage of offensive against al-Shabaab put them at risk

Jason Burke

24, Nov, 2022 @5:13 PM

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I resigned over war crimes against women and girls in Ethiopia. I want justice | Filsan Abdi
A year ago, I gave up my post in government in protest over the conflict and failure to hold perpetrators accountable. What has changed?

Filsan Abdi

02, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Climate crisis funds not reaching countries in need, senior UN official says
With famine in Somalia almost inevitable, Martin Griffiths criticises opaque handling of $100bn a year promised to poorer countries

Kaamil Ahmed

27, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The Gravedigger’s Wife review – gentle, funny drama of man and his sick spouse
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s strong, big-hearted film is the classy story of a man seeking money for his wife’s operation

Peter Bradshaw

18, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Dispatches from Somalia: farmers and families describe struggle as drought deepens
Reporters from Bilan, an all-female media team based in Mogadishu, visited different areas of Somalia to find out how the crisis has hit communities

Kiin Hassan Fakat, Shukri Mohamed Abdi and Fathi Mohamed Ahmed

11, Oct, 2022 @11:01 AM

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‘Overlapping shocks’ are undoing efforts to end hunger in Africa, UN warns
Urgent aid response needed as climate crisis, Covid, local conflicts and soaring fuel prices push millions more into hunger

Fred Harter in Addis Ababa

11, Oct, 2022 @10:03 AM

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UK’s lost leadership role hurts Somalia’s fight against famine, says drought envoy
Britain is no longer the key humanitarian player and ‘great ally’ it once was, says envoy trying to get support for Somalia’s drought

Tracy McVeigh

10, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Act now to save Somalia from deadly famine | Letter
Letters: Experts forecast that starvation will spread in Somalia between October and December, writes Helene Sinnreich


26, Sep, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Extreme hunger soaring in world’s climate hotspots, says Oxfam
Charity says 19 million people facing starvation in report highlighting link with extreme weather

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

15, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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