East Africa Drought Leaves 9 Million Needing Aid: U.N.

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    East Africa Drought Leaves 9 Million Needing Aid: U.N.

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    And here we sit, in Phat USA, turning 30% of our corn crop into unneeded fuel. We can't use it all, so we export 30% of our ethanol production. Big Ag at your service...
     
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    Aid agencies can't keep up with drought victims in Horn of Africa...
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    Drought Crisis in Horn of Africa Overwhelming Aid Agencies
    July 08, 2011 - United Nations and international aid agencies say the crisis in the Horn of Africa is overwhelming their ability to provide assistance to the millions of people suffering from the region's worst drought in 60 years. The agencies say they are overstretched and underfunded and are appealing for more help from the international community.
     
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    We feed them and they breed them
     
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    Yet we hear demands in this country to mandate 15% ethanol blends, up from the current 10%.
     
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    Somalia Food Crisis One Of Biggest In Decades: U.S. State Department Official

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    Muslims tryin' to starve the 'infidels'...
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    Why are Somalia's militants clamping down on famine aid?
    July 22, 2011 - Somalia's militant group Al Shabab announced that a ban on some aid groups remains in place. The decision stems from a distrust of outsiders and a desire to deny the famine's existence.
     
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    Aid group disagrees with jihadists...
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    Aid Group: Somalia Needs Massive, Immediate Famine Response
    July 22, 2011 - An international aid agency said a massive and immediate humanitarian response is needed to save the lives of millions of Somalis who are at risk of hunger and disease because of the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa.
     
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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2015710458_watergirl24m.html

    What's really sad is that she'd setup a donation page for getting water to Africa instead of asking for presents for her birthday.

    She only managed to get $220 of her $300 goal. But after word got out about her project,they reactivated her account and now it's past $70,000!

    It won't bring her back,but it was nice to see other people have a better life because of her.


    Poor girl :(


    EDIT:

    You can donate to this project here,its already close to 80,000 and climbing :)

    www.mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=16396
     
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