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VIDEO: Iman: Somalia famine 'heartbreaking'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 9:52

The Somali-born model, Iman, has added her voice to calls for greater help from the international community for famine relief in the African country.
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VIDEO: Hunt for food in famine-hit Somalia

Monday, July 25th 2011, 21:51

The World Food Programme is to begin airlifting supplies to parts of the Horn of Africa affected by a devastating drought, which the UN has described as the worst there for 60 years.
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Aid reaches Somalia Islamist area

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 21:25

The Red Cross delivers food into one of Somalia's worst hit drought areas, controlled by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.
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Tanker seized off western Africa

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 19:40
related countries: Benin Benin, Italy Italy

Pirates hijack an Italian diesel tanker off the coast of the west African state of Benin in an attack of the kind more usually associated with Somalia.
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VIDEO: Aid reaches Islamist area in Somalia

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 14:23
related places: Mogadishu

The Red Cross has managed to deliver food to 24,000 people to a town, north-west of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali Islamists maintain aid ban

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 13:24

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamists deny lifting their ban on some Western aid agencies and reject UN reports of famine in parts of the country.
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VIDEO: Islamists dismiss famine as 'nonsense'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 13:10

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamists deny lifting ban on Western aid agencies and reject UN reports of famine in parts of the country.
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VIDEO: Famine drives victims to violent Mogadishu

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 21:37
related places: Mogadishu

Aid will be airlifted into the Somali capital Mogadishu within days according to the UN as famine grips East Africa.
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VIDEO: Famine aid to go to Islamist areas

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
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US to aid Islamist Somali areas

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 20:35
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will send aid to parts of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab if it receives assurances the Islamist militants will not benefit.
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VIDEO: UN warning over Somalia famine

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 18:44

The UN says famine will spread across Somalia within two months unless the international community sends more aid to the region.
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UN declares south Somalia famine

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 16:18

The UN declares a famine in two areas of southern Somalia, as conditions deteriorate amid the region's worst drought in over half a century.
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VIDEO: UN declares famine in Somalia

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:17

The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century.
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VIDEO: Somali children lured into warfare

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 1:56

Amnesty International says children in Somalia are being systematically recruited as child soldiers by Islamic insurgents.
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VIDEO: Famine to be declared in Somalia

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 22:35

A famine will be officially declared in parts of Somalia on Wednesday, following reports regarding the situation in the Horn of Africa from multiple aid agencies.
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Famine in Somalia

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 12:35

The UN about to declare famine after East Africa drought
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US man admits Somalia terror plot

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A man from the US state of Minnesota admits helping men of Somali origin travel to the African country to join the al-Shabab militant group.
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Aid for Somali Islamist-run camps

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 15:31

The UN accepts the Somali drought is now so severe that help must go to camps under al-Qaeda-linked militants since they lifted an aid ban.
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Islamist Somali areas get UN aid

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 0:17

The UN makes its first aid delivery to drought victims in areas of Somalia controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants since they lifted an aid ban.
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Rain hits Somali drought victims

Friday, July 15th 2011, 9:48
related places: Mogadishu

People who have fled the drought in Somalia to camps near the capital Mogadishu are now being hit by days of cold, heavy rain.
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Kenya allows drought refugee camp

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 19:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya has agreed to open a new refugee camp near its border with Somalia, as thousands flee the region's worst drought in 60 years.
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Failed state

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 10:08

Years of conflict have left Somalia unable to cope with drought
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VIDEO: Africa drought: What you need to know

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 21:51

BBC Somali's editor Yusuf-Garaad Omar talks about the situation in the region.
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UK charities step up Somalia aid

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British aid agencies prepare to expand their activities in Somalia to help some of the 10 million people at risk of starvation in East Africa.
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Aid supplies boosted in Somalia

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:56
related places: Mogadishu

An Islamic aid agency starts distributing aid in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, following the lifting of a ban on aid work by al-Shabab militants.
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VIDEO: Why is this Kenyan refugee camp empty?

Monday, July 11th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Kenya to open its Ifo II camp to refugees escaping drought and war in Somalia.
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VIDEO: Kenya urged to open refugee camp

Monday, July 11th 2011, 13:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Kenya to open a new camp for people fleeing drought and war in Somalia.
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Kenya pressed over drought camp

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The UN refugee agency head urges Kenya's president to open a new camp for people fleeing drought and war in Somalia but a meeting between the pair is cancelled.
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Somalis flee drought to Mogadishu

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 12:05
related places: Mogadishu

Somalis fleeing from the country's worsening drought are converging on the capital, Mogadishu, ruined by 20 years of civil war.
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VIDEO: Refugees flood into Somali camps

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 8:49

The head of the UN refugee agency has described food shortages in Somali refugee camps are "the worst humanitarian disaster" in the world today.
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UN calls for aid inside Somalia

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 21:38

UN refugee agency head Antonio Guterres tells the BBC he wants international agencies to go into Somalia to help drought victims.
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Drought camps form inside Somalia

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 11:27

Camps of people fleeing East Africa's worsening drought start forming inside Somalia, says medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Drought emergency

Friday, July 8th 2011, 22:17
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Somali refugees engulf Ethiopia town
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'A vision of hell'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:18

The Somali mothers so desperate they let their children die
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VIDEO: Aid agencies let back into Somalia

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 16:55

They were banned in 2009 for being "anti-muslim" but now the drought gripping the Horn of Africa has forced a rethink.
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Somalia Islamists lift ban on aid

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 14:26

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab lifts a ban on foreign food aid to help curb the worst drought in 60 years - a move welcomed by the UN.
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Somali terror suspect in US court

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 11:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A Somali man appears in court in New York on terror charges after a two-month interrogation on a US warship without hearing his rights.
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Horn of Africa hunger 'tragedy'

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 6:29

Malnutrition among children fleeing Somalia's drought could lead to a "tragedy of unimaginable proportions", the UN refugee head says.
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VIDEO: Children starving in civil war exodus

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:06
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

Rains have failed for the past three seasons and more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda are facing severe shortages of food.
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UK told to keep Somali criminals

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because their home country is too dangerous, the European Court of Human Rights rules.
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Uganda and Burundi to get drones

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 15:31
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Uganda Uganda, United States United States

The US is supplying drone aircrafts to Uganda and Burundi to help them fight Islamist militants in Somalia, defence officials tell the BBC.
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Somalis flood across Kenya border

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

War and drought in Somalia are leading to an unprecedented number of people fleeing across the border into Kenya, Save the Children says.
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Three Britons pardoned in Somalia

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 17:17

Three Britons caught bringing $3m (£2m) in cash illegally into Somalia to pay a ransom to pirates are pardoned by the president.
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Freed Indian sailors reach Delhi

Friday, June 24th 2011, 11:06
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Six Indian sailors, recently freed by Somali pirates after nearly 11 months in captivity, return home to joyous celebrations.
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