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The epicenter of the drought lies on the three-way border shared by Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, a nomadic region where families heavily depend on the health of their livestock. Uganda and Djibouti have also been hit.
The World Food Program said it expects 10 million people in the Horn of Africa to require food assistance. WFP currently provides food aid to 6 million people in East Africa.
The group said it is facing a shortfall of 40 percent on the $477 million needed to address hunger needs in the region.
Somalis desperate for food are also overrunning Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp in neighboring Kenya, which is seeing some 10,000 new arrivals each week, six times the average at this time last year.
The U.N.'s refugee agency says Dadaab's three camps now host more than 382,000 people, while thousands more are waiting at reception centers outside the camp.
Originally posted by Ben81
US... should be
If we dont...
Originally posted by Evanzsayz
reply to post by Ben81
It's our money we can spend it how the hell we want, we dont have to feed the entire country of Africa. We have our own sh*t to worry about and we have gave them more aid than any country in the world.
Originally posted by Ben81
reply to post by Misterlondon
It was my first though
not really a solution
but it would certainly help them with their basic need
In my world that would have been possible
but people care to much about their own arss and how much money they own
we have made our own hell on earth
if we continu like that .. everything will fall down on our heads
Solution #3 cut the military budget for a yrs
if you are not ready to give your taxes money to them
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Let africans deal with africa.. Its time they grew up and took control of there own destinies.
But there's another side to this coin and it's an issue found everywhere, from third world to first world...and it's the poor people, who can barely afford to feed themselves, that keep popping out children.
and since their people are unable to formulate governments and societies to produce infrastructure to handle the population that number is limited.
After the Sahara became arid, the most prominent sub-Saharan peoples were
Negroid speakers of diverse but related Bantu languages. Originating in west
central Africa, between the savanna and the forests, the Bantu began migrating
after about 1000 B.C. For centuries, they moved south and east, ultimately
spreading along the east coast. By A.D. 1000, they had reached central Natal,
in what is now the Republic of South Africa. During their migrations, the
Bantu absorbed or displaced other Negroid peoples of eastern and southern
Africa, driving pygmies, Bushmen, and Khoisan-speaking pastoralists into the
southern jungle, the Kalahari Desert, or the extreme southwestern savanna.
Thus Bantu migrants provided most of sub-Sahara Africa with a common cultural
The Bantu migrations were closely related to agriculture and iron-working
in a continuous reciprocal process. Developing agriculture expanded Bantu
populations; iron tools and weapons provided the means to acquire new lands;
and the resulting migrations spread both technologies through the whole