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New FEWS Data – Updated 11/18/2011

Moving Forward The facts are hard to fully grasp: across the Horn of Africa, there are 13.3 million people in crisis – more than the populations in the cities of Los Angeles and New York combined. And the crisis is the worst in Somalia, a country gripped by two decades of conflict. Somalis, primarily women […]

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A $5,000 Prize for the Best Plan to Spread Awareness About the Horn of Africa Crisis

As featured on Good The largest humanitarian crisis in the world today is happening in the Horn of Africa, where more than 13 million people are suffering from a deadly famine caused by decades of conflict, instability and the worst drought the region has seen in 60 years. The devastation has spread across four countries, […]

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Dr. Biden Meets with ONE Mom Bloggers

As featured on the White House Blog On Wednesday, October 25th, Mom Bloggers from the ONE campaign came to the White House to meet with Dr. Jill Biden, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant and Senior Director for Development and Democracy in the […]

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For the Hungry, Raising Awareness = Action. We are the Relief.

The sun was beaming down on us. Some were clearly starting to feel tired, hungry, and thirsty. “Are we there yet?” joked a young man a few feet ahead of me. “Apple cider?” asked a man standing behind a table set up along the road just for us. “We have cookies, too. Take what you’d […]

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Share Hope by Helping Us Reach 13 Million Forwards

Right now, 13.3 million people are in need of emergency assistance in the Horn of Africa, more than the populations of New York and Los Angeles combined.  To help raise awareness, we have dedicated today – Wednesday, November 9th – FWD>Day.  Today, we want to help 13.3 million people forward facts about the crisis to […]

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FWD: USAID’s First-Ever Public Awareness Campaign

Jon Carson is the Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. Originally posted on the White House blog. Right now 13.3 million people are in crisis because of Famine, War, and Drought in the Horn of Africa. It is the worst drought in 60 years and the worst famine in 20 […]

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When Early Interventions Make All the Difference

Many observers of the crisis in the Horn of Africa have asked what progress has been made since the last famine. As a part of our FWD public awareness campaign we’ve been going through some of the stories from our partners in the field to help lend a face to stories of famine. We will […]

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Pictures that Tell the Story for Us

Our new FWD public awareness campaign tells the story about the crisis in the Horn of Africa through sharable info-graphics, public service announcements, interactive maps, and toolkits.  Through these interactive features we invite people to engage in the campaign rather than be recipients of static information. Another way to tell the story of the crisis […]

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FWD the Facts: New Public Awareness Videos

One month after USAID announced the FWD (famine, war, and drought) public awareness campaign at the Social Good summit, we are officially launching the campaign across the country though celebrity public service announcements (PSAs) developed with the Ad Council. You will likely start seeing these PSAs on television, but we wanted you to see one […]

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Open for Questions: Crisis in the Horn of Africa

This post originally appeared on the White House Blog. Over the past several months, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world has placed more than 13.3 million people across the Horn of Africa at risk – a greater number than the populations of New York and Los Angeles combined.  Quickly becoming incomprehensible, the emergency has […]

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