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Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4 Click Here to Open in a New Window
Six years after its last famine, another is about to tighten its grip on Somalia. South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also at risk.
U.N.’s Famine Appeal Is Billions Shy of Goal Click Here to Open in a New Window
The agency says it has received barely a tenth of the $4.4 billion it appealed for last month to help 20 million people in four countries at risk.
Time Short to Avert Starvation in Yemen and Somalia, Red Cross Says Click Here to Open in a New Window
The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.
U.N. Seeks Inquiry Into Deadly Assault on Migrant Boat Near Yemen Click Here to Open in a New Window
Forty-two people were killed when the boat was hit by gunfire near Yemen last week, an episode the U.N. called an “unwarranted attack on helpless civilians.”
Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars Click Here to Open in a New Window
President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.
Airstrike Kills Dozens of Somali Migrants Off Yemen’s Coast Click Here to Open in a New Window
The boat was attacked before dawn on Friday by a Saudi-led military coalition, Yemeni officials said.
Somali Pirates Release Hijacked Tanker and Crew Click Here to Open in a New Window
The pirates seized the ship off Somalia’s coast on Monday, the first major hijacking in the region in five years.
Pirates Seize Oil Tanker Off Coast of Somalia Click Here to Open in a New Window
The hijacking was believed to be the first of a large commercial vessel in the region since 2012.
Trump Administration Is Said to Be Working to Loosen Counterterrorism Rules Click Here to Open in a New Window
Operations in Somalia and Yemen will serve as tests for changing rules that were meant to prevent civilian deaths from some missions, officials familiar with internal deliberations say.
Pleas for Somalia, on the Brink of Famine Click Here to Open in a New Window
United Nations officials in Somalia on Tuesday appealed to the international community for $825 million to address drought, cholera and starvation affecting about 5.5 million people, about half the country's population.





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