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The life awaiting Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia - Haaretz (blog)

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The refugees are being hosted in a safe area where they have water and firewood. ....
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This article is about thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic who are in Cameroon are, at the moment, facing a shortage of water, food, and proper shelter. According to Medecins Sans Frontieres, approximately, 22-thousand people have fled to Cameroon since te beginning of the year due to the violence since Seleka fighters seized power in March last year. This crisis has driven a million people from their homes. Fortunately, MSF has appealed for more help.

 

This helps me understand Africa better because it well shows the difficulties the refugees in Africa are having right now. In the Social Studies class we had been learning about the refugees in Africa. Most of them were in terrible conditions and many of the children in camp had lost their parents. There were not enough supplies and food for the refugees that they had to share every bit of the things they got. Most of the girls have to walk 2 hours just to get water.

 

This article reminded me of the film "War Dance" we watched in class. The refugees in the film were suffering from shortages of supplies and food like the refugees in Cameroon at the moment. I feel really sorry for them and if there is any way that I could help them, I would do it without hesitating. 

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Despite climate change, Africa can feed Africa - Vibe Ghana

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Vibe Ghana Despite climate change, Africa can feed Africa Vibe Ghana In 2010, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Mozambique after wheat prices went up by 25% due to a global wheat shortage caused in part by wheat-crop-destroying...
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Food prices soar in Cameroon's cities as water runs short - Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Food prices soar in Cameroon's cities as water runs short
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The shortage of food has been compounded by prolonged water scarcity that has put many local farmers in peril. Experts say severe drought triggered by a long ...
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01/03/14  current event # 4

 

   This article is about a sharp rise in the food prices in Cameroon. Through these days, most of the families now eat only one meal a day since the price of food had gone up too much. Price of basic foodstuff are now about doubled. Many people's salaries had been reduced by about 60% in the economic crisis in early 1990s, but now it's even increasing so it's harder for them to eat three meals a day. This soar of food price is caused by unstable climate through last three years. It was hard for the farmers to plan their plantings since the climate was not stable, so the most of the crops were left to the hot sun and were dried up.

     This helps me understand Africa better. In our class, we learned that most of the African countries are specialized economies; they are greatly dependent on farming. This problem in Cameroon well shows the disadvantage of the specialized economy. Because of the unstable climate that resulted in the lack of rain, the crops failed and made lots of people in Cameroon starve. 

     This article helped me rethink about the disadvantages of the specialized economy. As it was very useful information, at the same time, it was very interesting to myself when I found out that the specialized economy doesn't only affect their economies but their citizens as well, such as starvation. 

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Five protests a day in SA - ISS - News24

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Cape Town - There are at least five protests a day in South Africa, the Institute for Security Studies says. On Friday, just a day after ...
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Water shortage in Mideast, N. Africa reaches 120bn cubic meters ...

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CAIRO: Water shortage in the Middle East and North Africa has reached more than 120 billion cubic meters annually, the head of the Arab Water Council said. Addressing a regional conference in Cairo about coping with ...
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CAR refugees face shortage of water, food, shelter - eNCA

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CAR refugees face shortage of water, food, shelter. Africa. Saturday 1 March 2014 - 1:01pm.
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Poor Nutrition Stunts Growth of One-third of Cameroon Children - Voice of America

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Cameroon has more than 40 percent of all malnourished children in the Central Africa. The north is the ...
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     In Cameroon, about one third of the children are smaller than they should be and some of them do not have long to live. According to UNICEF, as many as 1.2 million children are affected by the health condition, resulting malnutrition across the country. About 40% of malnourished children in Central Africa belong to Cameroon. It is estimated that about 40% of stunted children won't make it to the age of five. They think that it's caused by the food shortages, rising of the food prices, and lack of education about the nutrition. They are trying to educate the people about the nutrition so that people could focus enough attention on it. Also, they are improving water and sanitation to fight malnutrition in Cameroon.

     This helps me understand Africa because the last current event I did was about the food prices rising in Cameroon, and this is being a good example of the results of the food prices rising. Many people are starving so they cannot consume enough and necessary nutrients. This causes  the malnutrition across the country.

     This article is very enjoyable and connects to the last article I read. It was very interesting when I found out that my last current event article is related to this one. It was very informative and helped me learn more about the African countries' conflicts.

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Innovation can solve food security problemsPublish Date: Feb 08, 2014 - New Vision

Innovation can solve food security problemsPublish Date: Feb 08, 2014
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Food security is a major challenge facing the East African region.
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New water pipe installed to avert Madibeng crisis - Times LIVE

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Independent Online New water pipe installed to avert Madibeng crisis Times LIVE The government had a 10-year plan to address a backlog in the supply of adequate water to another 1.4 million households, and in basic sanitation to 2.1 million...
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Water crisis hits Kampala, Wakiso | In2EastAfrica – East African ...

Water crisis hits Kampala, Wakiso | In2EastAfrica – East African ... | Africa Crisis | Scoop.it
Some parts of Kampala located in Kawempe division and those in Wakiso district are facing a water shortage. A boy draws water from a tap. Residents of Matuga, Kawempe, Gayaza and Kanyanya among other places trek ...
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