Somalia drought "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world

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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 9:49 pm » by Ironlikealion


UN:Somalia drought is worst humanitarian crisis

The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world.


The Kenyan camp, Dadaab, is overflowing with tens of thousands of newly arrived refugees forced into the camp by the parched landscape in the region where Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya meet. The World Food Program estimates that 10 million people already need humanitarian aid. The U.N. Children's Fund estimates that more than 2 million children are malnourished and in need of lifesaving action.

Antonio Guterres, the head of UNHCR who visited Dadaab on Sunday, appealed to the world to supply the "massive support" needed by thousands of refugees showing up at this camp every week. More than 380,000 refugees now live there.

In Dadaab, Guterres spoke with a Somalia mother who lost three of her children during a 35-day walk to reach the camp. Guterres said Dadaab holds "the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable of the vulnerable."

"I became a bit insane after I lost them," said the mother, Muslima Aden. "I lost them in different times on my way."

Guterres is on a tour of the region to highlight the dire need. On Thursday he was in the Ethiopian camp of Dollo Ado, a camp that is also overflowing.

"The mortality rates we are witnessing are three times the level of emergency ceilings," he said. "The level of malnutrition of the children coming in is 50 percent. That is enough to explain why a very high level of mortality is inevitable," he said.

Dr. Dejene Kebede, a health officer for UNHCR, said there were 58 deaths in camps in one week alone in June.

Most of the deaths take place at the registration office and transition facilities of the refugee camps in the southeastern Dollo region of Ethiopia, the health officer said.

Up to 2,000 Somali refugees are crossing the border into Ethiopia every day, UNHCR said. Thousands of families arrive in poor conditions often after walking for days in search of food.

Guterres said the influx is overwhelming for UNHCR and other international and local aid organizations: "Nothing can compare to what we have seen this month."

"I believe Somalia represents the worst humanitarian disaster in the world," he said.

The camps are full and lack capacity to provide the Somali people with food and shelter.

This makes effective health treatment almost impossible, said Jerome Souquet, head of Doctors Without Borders at the Dollo Ado camps.

"We can treat the severely malnourished children, but they will definitely come back to us underfed because there is not enough food and almost all of them suffer from diarrhea," he told The Associated Press.

Habiba Osman Ibrahim, a 76-year old Somali refugee from the al-Shabab-controlled Luk region of Somalia, said she walked for three days with her two underfed grandchildren. Al-Shabab is Somalia's dangerous militant group. It had forced out all international aid groups, but earlier this month said they could return considering the desperate conditions.

"We were dependent on food aid," she said. "But because al-Shabab forced out all relief operations and there was no food we had no choice but to flee."

Aden Dayow, 32, said he was a sorghum-growing farmer in Ufurow in Somalia, but fled to Ethiopia because his harvest failed because of a lack of rains.

The epicenter of the drought lies on the three-way border shared by Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, a nomadic region where families heavily depend on the health of their livestock. Uganda and Djibouti have also been hit.

The World Food Program said it expects 10 million people in the Horn of Africa to require food assistance. WFP currently provides food aid to 6 million people in East Africa.

The group said it is facing a shortfall of 40 percent on the $477 million needed to address hunger needs in the region.

Somalis desperate for food are also overrunning Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in neighboring Kenya, which is seeing some 10,000 new arrivals each week, six times the average at this time last year.

The U.N.'s refugee agency says Dadaab's three camps now host more than 382,000 people, while thousands more are waiting at reception centers outside the camp.

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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 9:54 pm » by Slamgunshark


sounds like one place needs a revolution more than our diapered societies.

Ask cornbread he's a fat ass, they could probably survive off his beard fat alone for weeks.

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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 9:59 pm » by Svaha


I really wonder when reading this, because I've been reading this (same story) for years and years.
It doesn't get better over the years but worse.
Why? Because (my opinion) these people don't get real help, only food from time to time, so some of them can live to the next starvation round.
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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 10:08 pm » by Ironlikealion


slamgunshark wrote:sounds like one place needs a revolution more than our diapered societies.

Ask cornbread he's a fat ass, they could probably survive off his beard fat alone for weeks.

:lol:


you are right about our diapered societies "$477 million needed to address
hunger needs in the region." our nations (and lets not discriminate here, 95 % of the
governments in the world,east west doesn't matter ) spend much more then that on weapons
every year .

@svaha

Yeah well , what can you expect from the UN , corrupted and useless organization
that belongs in the garbage bin of history .
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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 10:40 pm » by Cornbread714


Funny also how Somalia was such a big deal in the US press back a few years ago, when we were so "concerned" about the people that we felt it necessary to intervene militarily.

I guess that was just the flavor of the week.
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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 10:57 pm » by Phoenix rising


A healthy supply of condoms wouldent go a miss in the Humanitarian aid package, sorry without trying to sound mean why the hell do they want to have such big families knowing they will face this same problem again and again, so we solve the food issue short term then the breeding program continues till there is twice as many people and when drout hits again it will be 3 times as bad with 3 times the amount of people to feed, a package of education is what is truly needed.
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PostSun Jul 10, 2011 11:52 pm » by Flecktarn


Somalia drought "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world,,,,,again

remember the 80s and band aid ,,and a motto that was heard all the time back then "lets never let this happen again" didnt work did it ,,every year since the billions has been spent or given in aid and now were back to square one again,,,,,,education is what they need ,farming irrigation skills ,family planning ,etc and with all the billions spent not one desalination plant or any type of canal dug
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PostMon Jul 11, 2011 12:16 am » by Mozi!!a


Somalia drought "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world

No Not Somalia But WE. we are the fucking disaster of the world. cos we letting this shit happened. that simple

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PostMon Jul 11, 2011 2:39 am » by Mediasorcerer


ironlikealion wrote:
slamgunshark wrote:sounds like one place needs a revolution more than our diapered societies.

Ask cornbread he's a fat ass, they could probably survive off his beard fat alone for weeks.

:lol:


you are right about our diapered societies "$477 million needed to address
hunger needs in the region." our nations (and lets not discriminate here, 95 % of the
governments in the world,east west doesn't matter ) spend much more then that on weapons
every year .

@svaha

Yeah well , what can you expect from the UN , corrupted and useless organization
that belongs in the garbage bin of history .



thats so true.good observation.
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PostMon Jul 11, 2011 2:57 am » by Malogg


Qaddafi had a dream of an Irrigation system for all of Africa.
Obama has snatched the money that was gonna pay to build this system and many other great things for Africa including its very own satellite, so Africa did not have to pay millions to Europe for use of theirs.
Even worse Africa was gonna have its very own Currency mostly paid for by Qaddafi which would have mayb destroyed the EURO and the US Dollar.
This is the real reason Africans are gonna continue to starve to death.
These are the main reason's NATO is after Qaddafi.
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