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British Airways is to send a jumbo jet full of supplies for crisis-hit East Africans, it was announced today.
KALTUM Mohamed sits beside a small mound of earth, alone with her thoughts. It is her child's grave - and there are three others like it.
THE DROUGHT and famine in Somalia have killed more than 29,000 children under the age of five in the past 90 days.
THREE new Somali regions have been declared famine zones, expanding the area where the highest rates of malnutrition and mortality are taking place, including the refugee camps in the capital, Mogadishu.
THE British public has donated £42 million in just over three weeks to help drought victims in east Africa.
UGANDA could be the next nation hit by alarming malnutrition rates due to drought, the United Nations has warned.
THE al-Shabaab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving refugees fleeing the country by setting up a camp where those trying to escape its territory are imprisoned.
MORE than 6,000 young children in drought-hit east Africa started receiving a daily meal yesterday thanks to the efforts of a programme led by a Scottish charity.
ALREADY one of the world's most impoverished regions, east Africa is facing catastrophe with ten million people in the grip of the worst drought they have seen in half a century.
A GROUP of leading UK humanitarian groups have launched a joint appeal to help more than ten million people in the grip of East Africa's worst drought in decades.
HUNCHED forward on bent knees, Bashir Ahmned, 40, looks wistfully through the bars of the food depot gate.
BOB Geldof's battle to stage Live Aid after being inspired by the Ethiopian famine is to be turned into a TV film.
MILLIONS of people in West Africa are at risk of starvation following failed harvests, a deepening drought and rising food prices, charities have warned.
CHILDREN and the elderly are facing a fight for survival in a drought-ravaged part of Africa.
DAVID Beckham yesterday appealed for the world not to ignore "shocking" child mortality rates, as he returned from a visit to a poverty-stricken west African country.
JACK McCONNELL today quit as Scottish Labour leader to take up his "dream job" of fighting poverty in Africa with Bill Clinton and Sir Tom Hunter.
THE World Bank yesterday predicted a dramatic decline in water availability in the Middle East and north Africa, and urged countries in the region to re-examine how they used the precious resource.
THE air was cold that morning. Standing in a South African township, I was surrounded by a group of giggling schoolchildren, waiting to get into their second class of the day. It was midwinter in the plains around Cape Town, yet their cheerfulness was catching.