Tag Archives: Famine

The construction of suffering

By Dr. David Nally When considering starvation, context is everything. This fact is easily illustrated. Consider, for a moment, the actions of David Blaine, the US magician, who in 2003 spent 44 days in a six-foot-by-three-foot plexiglas chamber suspended in … Continue reading

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Famine

Millions of famished Somalis have two bleak choices: they can beg for help from a weak, corrupt and divided transitional government, or remain in areas controlled by the Shabab, the ruthless, Al Qaeda-linked group that rules much of southern Somalia … Continue reading

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Weather or War ?

The Horn of Africa is in the middle of its worst drought in more than 60 years with up to 12 million people facing famine in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia. Why is this particular region so vulnerable? … Continue reading

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