Posts tagged ‘Somalia’

What we blogged about in 2011

An overview of some of the key issues we focused on during 2011.

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Continue Reading 28/12/2011 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

Famine in Somalia – Lessons learned from other droughts

Over many years of responding to droughts, Irish NGOs have learned a number of important lessons about the complex relationships between drought, food scarcity and famine.

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Continue Reading 20/08/2011 at 4:58 pm 2 comments

14 Reasons NOT to donate to Somalia

A comment, and summary, of a recent article in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, which listed 14 reasons why people should not help the victims of the famine in Somalia – and then gave one reason why they should.

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Continue Reading 09/08/2011 at 10:07 pm 7 comments

Starvation Photography – The ethics of capturing human suffering

The famine in the Horn of Africa has revived the debate on the ethics of famine photography.

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Continue Reading 23/07/2011 at 9:22 am 11 comments

Horn of Africa faces worst drought in 60 years

In the Horn of Africa, famine yet again threatens the lives of millions of people as the region is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years. Yet again it’s the Horn of Africa that gives us these images of drought, famine and starvation. Immediately, one recalls the famine of 1984 when similar images from Ethiopia shocked the world.

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Continue Reading 15/07/2011 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment


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