17 Aug '11, 6pm

#Women and the Horn of Africa: The suffering & Solution #HornofAfrica #somalia #ethiopia #kenya #wearethehorn

#Women and the Horn of Africa: The suffering & Solution #HornofAfrica #somalia #ethiopia #kenya #wearethehorn

Note: This is a guest post from Ritu Sharma, the President and Co-Founder of Women Thrive Worldwide — the leading nonprofit organization shaping U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As the world watches, there is a devastating humanitarian crisis underway in the Eastern “Horn of Africa,” encompassing Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Kenya. More than three million people are on the brink of starvation in Somalia alone. As in all crises, women are disproportionately impacted by this devastating drought-fueled famine. While they struggle to stay alive, they are forced to bury their children. In the last 90 days, close to 30,000 children under the age of five have died in the southern region of the country, and according to the UN, 640,000 suffering acute malnutrition could soon follow. To make matters wor...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/women-and-the-horn-of-africa-...

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