UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia

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    UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia

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    Who and where are Somalias leaders? They've been in Civil War since 1991 and there are no leaders to speak of? Sending them bags of food won't do anything if they continue to be a failed state.

    If the UN really cared, they'd invade Somalia rather than Libya.
     
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    Somalia is a death trap, the UN did go into Somalia before and it was a disaster, I agree with you that just sending food won't help in the long run but invading them won't do anything either.
     
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    The famine in Somalia is part of the larger Horn of Africa drought...
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    U.N.: Somalis dying in world's worst famine in 20 years
    20 July`11 — Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead in the world's worst famine in a generation, the U.N. said Wednesday, and the U.S. said it will allow emergency funds to be spent in areas controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants as long as the fighters do not interfere with aid distributions.
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    UN declares famine in Somalia: How to help
    July 20, 2011 - The UN officially declared a famine in some parts of southern Somalia today. The UN alone says it needs $300 million in the next two months to provide adequate aid. Here's how you can help.
     
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    Somalia Famine Partly To Blame On War And Corruption

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    Somalia Famine Partly To Blame On War And Corruption: Analysts
     
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    40% of the u.s. corn crop is diverted to making ethanol. A crime in itself.
     
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    off topic, but somewhat close to home.

    HG - what can be done?
     
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    Black people starving in Africa, whats new?
     
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    How many billions is the UN *requiring* everyone to give?
     
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    Tank you do have a point. And that is precisely the problem.

    ETA: the problem isn't that you have a point! :) It is that the problem has been pervasive for decades.
     
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