Horn of Africa

EU moves to prevent future crises in the Horn of Africa

Last Friday in Copenhagen, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva and EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs together launched a €250 million initiative called ‘Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience’ (SHARE). ‘SHARE’ aims to break the vicious cycle of humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa and strengthen the population’s resistance to future crises. During…

The fight against famine continues

“Famine outcomes no longer exist in southern Somalia”.  These eight words, at the start of a dry assessment released on Friday by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit in Nairobi, can hardly be considered a cause for celebration. For the last four months, a part of the world had been struck by famine –…

Mo Farah’s next big challenge

Mo Farah’s list of accolades is jaw dropping. Since arriving in the UK from war torn Somalia at the age of 8 he has risen through the ranks to become arguably the greatest long-distance runner in the history of UK athletics. He is currently 5,000m world champion, 10,000m silver medallist and one of the favourites…

Hungry No More in Africa

Beyond being a season for being merry, this is also traditionally a season for giving. As we wind down the year, we at ONE in Africa are asking you to give a thought to the 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa, who still face extreme hunger. If this thought leaves you unsettled, you’re…

Ask your question at the European Development Days

Right now, the Horn of Africa – Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti – is experiencing the worst food crisis in 60 years, with 13.3 million people in crisis and 250,000 people at imminent risk of starvation. Yet while drought may be an act of nature, famine is not. Last month, more than 400,000 ONE members…

New animated video: ‘A Future Free from Famine’

ONE’s Global Creative Director Roxane Philson shares a behind-the-scenes look at our new video, “A Future Free from Famine.” Tell her what you think in the comments below. [youtube width="600" height="335"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ufRSwcneis Today we are releasing a new animated video, “A Future Free from Famine,” to show that with the right investments, it is possible to…

Celebrate Blog Action Day 2011 right from your desk

This post is part of our contribution to Change.org’s Blog Action Day 2011, an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers with the goal of sparking discussion and collective action. This year, it takes place on World Food Day, October 16, and centers around the topic of food. For last year’s Blog Action Day, we…

The F Word

I’ve been known to drop the occasional expletive, but the most offensive F word to me is not the one that goes f***. It’s F***** — the famine happening in Somalia. Drought, violence and political instability have invited in the grim reaper on a scale we have not seen in 20 years… more than 30,000…

The F Word: why we did it

ONE’s new campaign ad is getting a lot of attention.  Not all of it of the admiring kind.  Yahoo’s news pages brand it the “shocking F-word vid”.  In the UK, the folk who decide what is fit and proper content for TV ads are stewing over it. A decision is expected shortly (watch this space). …

Progress – Thanks to you

Thanks to the action you took on fighting famine in the Horn of Africa, world leaders are responding to public pressure and coming forward to help stop the starving. 220,000 supporters who signed our petition calling on governments to provide full, immediate funding to the food crisis. Since our campaign launch two months ago, an…

African Artists Say NO to Hunger

For the first time in our lifetime, a wide range of African artists and global celebrities with a passion for Africa, have united in a call for action to break the recurring incidence of famine and extreme hunger in the Horn of Africa. In an open letter addressed to African and world leaders, 58 artists…

Drylands: Sustaining Life on Earth

Ahead of an important UN Meeting next week on desertification, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), explains why the issue is so important. Imagine you’re holding a one minute sand timer.  Turn it over, and let the sand flow. Consider that, in the single minute it takes for…