Last week, 21,000 metric tons of American-grown sorghum were offloaded in Port Sudan to respond to the ongoing hunger crisis in South Sudan. While USAID is taking every measure to respond to the crisis, the best way to avert a future famine is for the combatants to stop fighting.
Tag archives for Famine
‘Without Access we are Looking at Famine’ in South Sudan
Last week Nancy Lindborg, our assistant administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, wrote about her recent trip to South Sudan where she witnessed how rapidly escalating violence is sending shockwaves through the world’s newest nation.
Behind the Scenes: Interview with Andrew Hoell on Dryness Conditions in East Africa
In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview blog series, we chat with Dr. Andrew Hoell on dryness conditions in East Africa and the impact of climate change on food and water security. Read more >>
13 Year Old Innovator Invents Device to Save People in Rural Africa
During the famine, hundreds of children who were too weak to walk were left by the roadside to die when their parents could no longer carry them on the long trek to a refugee center. Parents were forced to decide which children lived, and which were left behind.
USAID Finalist for Service to America Medal
On May 6, USAID’s Cara Christie and the Horn Drought Humanitarian Response Team were selected for their outstanding work identifying and coordinating U.S. humanitarian relief efforts during the 2011 Somalia famine. Read more >>
USAID in the Middle East: Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Part 2)
In the 1980s, USAID created the Famine Early Warning Systems Network to monitor and predict developments that affect food security in the Middle East and other areas. Read more >>
FrontLines Year in Review: Catching Ethiopians Before They Fall
Today, one of Africa’s largest social safety nets does not just protect against chronic food insecurity, it helps communities weather the future. Read more >>
One Year On: Looking Back on Famine and a Smarter Response in the Horn
While the food security conditions in Somalia have improved, our response this past year reflects our understanding of the fragility of the situation Read more >>
One Year After Famine: The Need for a Continued Comprehensive Response
On July 20, 2011, I got a call from Dina Esposito, USAID’s Director of the Office of Food for Peace, alerting me of the official declaration of famine in Somalia. That moment, more than a year ago, is still deeply, vividly and painfully with me. Famines are entirely man-made and have become increasingly rare. In my […]
An Alliance for Global Development
Originally posted on the White House Blog. When Prime Minister Cameron meets President Obama in Washington today it will have been ten months since our two countries signed a new Partnership for Global Development. The partnership outlines specific areas where we are focusing our collective efforts, reaffirming our commitment to saving lives and improving human […]