Rap Star 50 Cent: ‘Visit to Somali Refugee Camp Was Devastating’

American rap star Curtis Jackson, known to fans as 50 Cent, calls the sights he saw in a refugee camp in Somalia “devastating.” The United Nations World Food Program recently hosted Jackson on a tour of Somalia and Kenya so he could see the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa. (..) Jackson spoke Thursday about a visit to the Kabasa camp in southern Somalia's Dolow region, where thousands have sought refuge from war and drought. Jackson said women and children risked everything just to … [Read more...]

Whitehouse ~ Women’s Update: Somalia, West Wing Week, and More‏

Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!   Remember, if you have friends or family who would like to support the efforts of the Council on Women and Girls, please visit our website and share this link with others on Facebook and Twitter. Last week, Dr. Biden traveled to Kenya where relief operations are underway to help the thousands of refugees affected by the devastating famine in Somalia. Visiting with women and children at … [Read more...]

Yemen’s Dangerous Hunger Crisis

Yemen’s Dangerous Hunger Crisis The embattled nation is struggling to find food and water while the world focuses on ending President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s violent campaign to keep power, writes Ellen Knickmeyer. In one of the cities at the center of Yemen’s revolution, tanks and soldiers of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’sloyalist forces occupy the main hospital, turning away the civilian sick and wounded, and using the hospital as a vantage point to shell residential neighborhoods at … [Read more...]

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