Climate Change (Officially) Contributed to Somalia Famine

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Up to 100,000 people died in Somalia during the 2011 famine that devastated the Horn of Africa , and British scientists have reported that climate change is partly responsible. Oxfam International was one of many aid organizations on the ground during the drought that gripped Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in 2011. Travel & Nature Climate Change Drought global warming Horn of Africa refugees Somalia

Bahrain Gives a $4 Million Post-Ramadan Gift to Famine-Struck Somalia

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Avoiding the unspeakable seems human enough, but Bahrain’s Information Affairs Agency (IAA) could not continue to look away from the people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia who stare down death every day. . Although Ramadan is now officially over, a holy month of spiritual reflection, fasting and mindful eating , and identification with the poor, adherents around the world have been keenly aware that many of their brothers and sisters in Somalia are enduring unbearable suffering.


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Somalia's Future Depends on Its Youth


The future of Somalia and well-being of its people rest significantly on empowering the country's large and mostly jobless youth population,says a new United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The Somalia Human Development Report 2012: Empowering youth for peace and development is the first report of its kind on this war-torn Horn of Africa country in more than a decade. "As

This is the Most Dangerous Year since 1941.

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nationalism nuclear war politics Putin somalia theo horesh trump YemenHowever, the greatest danger is not so much a nuclear Trump administration or even a rapid escalation of multiple global wars, but rather the vici. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Democracy donald trump donald trump news genocide globalization.

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Vote 1 Socialist or vote 1 Green for Planet and Humanity

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Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) has already used up its share of this terminal GHG pollution budget and is now stealing the entitlement of other countries including acutely global warming-threatened countries such as Somalia and Bangladesh. Business & Politics Australia Bangladesh climate change Climate Genocide election Global Warming Greens Murdoch politics socialism socialists Somalia the Greens

Brad and Angelina Donate to Somali Refugees, Jolie Offered New ‘Goodwill’ Role


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently donated $340,000 to the Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid, with the money earmarked for refugee women and children in Somalia. According to the organization, which helps fund health programs in Somalia, the money will be used for “Badbaado health services clinic which [.]. The celebrity philanthropists are at it again!

Everyone loves owls: African edition

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The species is a common one, found from the Gambia to Somalia and from the Sudan to South Africa. Who doesn’t love a good owl? There are few families of birds where despite a cosmopolitan distribution I’m always so pleased to see any species of the family. owls aren’t rare, but they are seldom easy.

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Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

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It’s hitting Ethiopian, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Eritrea – Horn of Africa countries and it’s threatening the Middle East. It’s the worst for Ethiopia and Somalia in 25 years and the worst for Kenya had experienced in over 70 years.

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Holy Cow! Omani fishermen catch cattle from sunken ship

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The ship was heading to Somalia when it ran into trouble off Sur in the province of Asharqiyah Local media reports the ship may was probably overloaded, causing it to take on water in heavy seas and strong winds. The vessel was on its way from Somalia to the UAE. A cargo ship bound for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with about 350 cattle on board sank off the south coast of Oman mid-afternoon last Saturday.

Pink in Africa

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This attractive (for a lark anyway) species is restricted to the dry savannah Somali-Maasai biome of north-east Africa (northern Tanzania, Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia). It is found in higher-elevation woodlands from northern Zambia and Malawi northwards through Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia and into the Arabian peninsula.

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Where Have all the Wild Asses Gone?

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Equus africanus used to be found as far north as Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and as far east as the Arabian peninsular, but now only a few hundred of them are left in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. It is believed that 10 African wild asses still remain in Somalia and 160 in Ethiopia, where they are commonly hunted for meat and medicine. The donkey’s ancestor, African Wild Asses once lived all over North Africa, but now they are critically endangered.

Leafy Narcotic Khat May be Funding Terror

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Analysts believe that this benign-looking plant popular in the Middle East may be funding the Al Shabaab terrorist organization in southern Somalia. A very popular narcotic in the Middle East , khat maybe be funding the terrorist organization Al Shabaab in Somalia, CNN reports. Meanwhile, a UN report details how the violent group receives funds by taxing khat that is exported to Somalia.

The Garden as Community

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If I am in Somalia, I am going to make a lot of fruit. Many of the residents arrived from Somalia in the early 2000s, after spending years in Kenyan refugee camps. Community is being formed through gardens in Denver, Colorado. People have always grown food in urban spaces — on windowsills or sidewalks, in backyards and neighborhood parks — but today, urban farmers are leading a movement that transforms the national food system.

Aguanomics: How NOT to do benefit-cost analysis

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David Zetland : A political economist* has written a study on the effects of piracy on local incomes in Somalia [ BBC version ], concluding that "the positive economic impacts of piracy are widely spread, so a military strategy to eradicate piracy could seriously undermine local development."

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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Food security has deteriorated most sharply in Kenya and Somalia. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Has the World Grown Immune to Mass Starvation in the Horn of Africa?


People in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia are affected , actually devastated by this event. No rain for two years and the prolonged drought is causing the severe food crisis in the Horn of Africa. And its already affecting about 10 million people. Has the world grown immune to the problems of starvation? This year's wet season has officially ended and there is now very little prospect of rain or relief for the next few months.

The long and winding road

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This tiny passerine winters in Africa, places like Tanzania, Nigeria, Somalia. Birds fascinate us for many reasons. Flight, beauty, the glimpse into the world of dinosaurs, to mention but a few of those reasons. The migration stories of many of those birds is another. Who doesn’t marvel at Arctic Terns flying from one polar region to another, twice, every single year.

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The Fight Against Fracking


Nor is it being fought in Yemen or Pakistan or Somalia, but This article is reprinted from The Nation but originally appeared at   There’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday life. In the end, this conflict may matter more than those in Iraq and Afghanistan ever did.

Green Adoption

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The other international migrants are those driven from their homes and countries by internecine war (Somalia) and killing drought (in parts of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Sudan), to mention just two of the drivers. Green Adoption. It’s not a subject most people think of when they are talking about environment and sustainability, but even adoption can be a highly “green” process.

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Drought and starvation at the Horn of African and Kenya

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is utterly amazing how the people of Somalia and Kenya are starving while Kenya, for instance, grows French Beans for export to the European Markets; a thirsty crop which the natives do not eat. It is not part of Kenyan cuisine. Those beans are only grown for export to Europe. But there is, apparently, a drought. Aside from that Saudi Arabia has land in several of those countries at the Horn of Africa where wheat is being grown for export to Saudi cities.

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Poor Spring Rain Projected in Africa


This would put greater stress on the region, particularly Somalia which is still recovering from a famine declared last year , as well as Kenya and Ethiopia which also experienced a Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal. From March - May, the rains are expected to total only 60 to 85 percentage of the average rainfall in this region. This is a significant deterioration compared to earlier forecasts.

Somali Pirates Will DONATE For HAITI

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However, I must say that, if the Somali pirates indeed make good their “threat” to donate a substantial sum to the relief effort on Haiti then they certainly will score one hell of a publicity hit, and not just in Somalia itself. Now this is funny to the point of hillarity by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Saying that the US and Europe “have no moral authority” to control the aid going to Haiti, Somali pirates have said that they plan to donate booty from their hijackings to the relief effort.

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Swarms! Plague of locusts could be breeding near you

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In the Horn of Africa, above-average rains associated with a very strong El Nino are predicted over northern Somalia during this winter and next spring. Heavy rains associated with tropical cyclone Chapala fell in southern coastal and interior areas of Yemen in early November, followed one week later by tropical cyclone Megh that also affected northeastern Somalia.

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Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia

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I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). I lived for the last three weeks in the northern region of the country, in the high plateaus and mountains of Tigray. Due to elevations of around 7,000 feet, Tigray’s climate is ideal with “13 months of sunshine,” as locals happily tell you. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80’s, with 60’s at night. .

Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

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As reported in the Gulf News, delegates from the UAE, Mauritania, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan, Somalia, Syria and Comoros met in Dubai recently to sign a historic agreement and attend a workshop organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in association with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water.

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Elephant Ivory is Opium for Westgate Mall Terrorists

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Asked whether they were hoping that Kenya will move its forces out of Somalia, Abu Muscab said, “That question is not for us to answer. “In East Africa, we are increasingly seeing that elephants are now in the gun sights of Somalia and localized gangsters. We interviewed Karl Amman about illegal wildlife trafficking at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi about two years ago.

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Solar Snark

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like Somalia, are leading to the demise of.people. "We've It's been a while since I let my snark let's see if I've still got it.    From : If you've ever thought, "One day, I'm going to put in a solar energy system," today might be the day. And if the extent of your knowledge of solar energy systems is burning ants on a hot summer day using only a magnifying might be a redneck.

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Plight of North Africa’s Wild Ass – The Stripeless Zebra

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Once fairly numerous in parts of North Africa, including Egypt, Sudan and Libya, this creature, which resembles a zebra without most of its stripes (except for a few found on the legs) the Wild Ass is now restricted to a few areas of Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. Also known as the Somalian Wild Ass, it is often hunted for food as well as for use in “traditional medicine&# in Ethiopia and Somalia. African wild asses in a Basel Switzerland zoo.

Solar Bridge in Pakistan Replaces One Swept Away by Floods

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While Qatar and Libya step in to help lift Egypt out of its pot of woes, and Bahrain gifted money to the formerly famine-stricken Somalia , the United Arab Emirates has invested a great deal of money and time in Pakistan, where it has embarked on a series of environmental and humanitarian development projects. .

Camel Milk For Diabetes

Green Prophet

While vast camel herds roam the deserts of Sudan and Somalia, there are relatively few in the First World. What’s good for baby camels may be great for diabetic humans. Nomads have always considered camel’s milk a medicine, but only recently has science confirmed it. We’re in agreement – see our 6 green reasons for drinking camel milk.

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Hugh Jackman and Wife Want You to Give Up A Meal to Fight Famine (Video)


Furness says in the video, “Children are the most vulnerable in times of crisis like this and in the worst hit areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia nearly half a million young people are at risk of malnutrition. A global appeal for $100 million USD has been made by World Vision to help fund its relief efforts in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

The Horn of Africa Famine: A Cautionary Tale for MENA

Green Prophet

Tens of thousands of people, many of them children, have already died in Somalia – the seat of what is being called the Horn of Africa famine. Today, the United Nations officially upgraded the drought, the second year in a row that the rains have failed in North Eastern Kenya and Southern Somalia, a famine. Aid workers are battling to reach certain drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa, where tens of thousands of people have died.

Watch out for Lumpy Skin Disease as UAE Bans Jordan’s Cows

Green Prophet

LSD next migrated to Kenya, Sudan and Somalia with the disease seemingly restricted to sub-Saharan countries until 1988 when it was clinically recognized in Egypt. The United Arab Emirates has imposed a temporary ban on imports of live cattle , their non-processed skins and all beef derivatives originating from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan following recently reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD).

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Introducing the African Birding Beat

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Mountain Gorillas are best observed in Uganda or Rwanda And to avoid – currently, one needs to be very cautious if planning a trip to Ivory Coast, Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (the People’s Republic or Congo-Brazzaville is however safe), Burundi, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and a few other unstable nations. Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears.

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Khat Juice is Pumping Up Israeli Hipsters at a Price

Green Prophet

Everything comes from somewhere and there’s good reason to believe that khat may be funding terror in Somalia. Leafy Narcotic Khat Trade may be Funding Terror in Somalia.

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Snow shocks Cairo for first time in 100 years

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Another one, also posed on Twitter, said that “Egypt now has the climate of Europe and the economy of Somalia.” A severe Middle East winter snowstorm has blanketed Cairo, Egypt in white for the first time in over 100 years. The freak storm also caused Middle East Mayhem in Jordan and Jerusalem where snowfalls were recorded to be a much as half a meter in many places.

Charity begins at home

Green (Living) Review

Libya is not our business and neither is Afghanistan and especially not drought and hunger in Africa, e.g. Somalia or wherever. British overseas aid in an age of austerity By Michael Smith (Veshengro) To most people in Britain the government claim that giving lots of aid to various Third World countries, even while cuts are being made everywhere at home, protects our borders and keeps us save from terrorism at home certainly does not wash, and neither does it with me.

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Wintertime Droughts Increase Due To Climate Change

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Bahrain Gives A $4 million Post-Ramadan Gift To Famine-Struck Somalia. According to recent research, an increase in wintertime droughts in the Mediterranean is partly down to human-caused climate change. Over the last 20 years, 10 of the driest winters have taken place in the Mediterranean region that stretches from Gibraltar to the Middle East. As the region accumulates most of its precipitation during the wintertime, an increased dryness during this season is particularly worrying.

Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

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” Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya , Syria , the UK, the US and northeastern Brazil have all faced droughts this year. . Pollen and ash in Nile river delta sediment provides evidence of ancient climactic events including mega-droughts and wildfires which wiped out pyramid-building civilizations, says a study published in the recent July 2012 edition of Geology.They waited seventy days for her to reappear. Finally she came.

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Ali Lamu Upcycles Weathered Dhow Sails into Inspiring Art

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There’s not much else to do in the archipelago south of Somalia, though some tribes do depend on disappearing forests for medicine and food, and given that Lamu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site , tourists are drawn to the ancient Islamic architecture, donkeys, dhow races, mangrove forests and other cultural activities. “This is not a romance story,” Daniella told me during a recent interview.

Conflict-driven hunger worsens; Middle East hit hard

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The situation in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018 largely because of conflict, while Somalia, Syria and the Lake Chad Basin have seen some improvements in line with improved security. A child in Yemen.

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Who Made YOUR Pants? (Or, Shall We Say, Undies?)

Eco Chic

The women it employs and works with are primarily refugees, from Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sudan – often places where there have been wars. Victoria’s Secret drove me nuts even before they were accused of their most recent child-labor scandal.

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Who Made YOUR Pants? (Or, Shall We Say, Undies?)

Eco Chic

The women it employs and works with are primarily refugees, from Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sudan – often places where there have been wars. Victoria’s Secret drove me nuts even before they were accused of their most recent child-labor scandal.

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