Horn of Africa

0 The promise and pitfalls in efforts to reform US foreign food aid

Haitians Receive Boxes of USAID Food AidUSAID Food aid reforms came under the spotlight last month when the Obama Administration announced its Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The changes are important to humanitarian response. Oxfam America estimates that reforms to food aid procurement laws could speed up crisis response by 14 weeks and…

0 Interactive map of relief/aid work in East Africa

Interaction has published an online “Horn of Africa Aid Map” showing 98 aid and development projects working on immediate famine relief as well as long-term development in East Africa. Horn of Africa Aid Map is part of NGO Aid Map, a broader mapping initiative to provide detailed information on the…

1 Mercy Corps battling famine in Horn of Africa

Eighteen-year-old Saadia Farah and her one-year-old daughter AminaErin Gray/Mercy Corps photo Last week I wrote about IREX, an international, nonprofit agency working in the famine-struck Horn of Africa on long-term projects like education, media and community building. Today I’m focusing on another group that is hard at work providing immediate…