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malsey
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« on: February 20, 2006, 07:58:56 PM »



Kemm kienu sew taht il bojod. Basta rridu jmexxu huma u qas kapaci jrabbu kabocca. sas sena 2015 se jkun hemm 100 miljun ohra jmutu bil guh.
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U.N.: 11 million in Africa may starve




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GENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) -- As many as 11 million people are threatened with starvation across east Africa because of a combination of drought and conflict, a U.N. special investigator warned on Monday.
Urging donor countries to come immediately to their aid, Jean Ziegler, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food, said that pre-famine conditions were increasingly being reported throughout the region.
"Severe droughts coupled with the effects of past and present conflicts have led to acute shortages of water and food," he said in a statement.
"Approximately 11 million people are currently threatened by starvation in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania," he added.
Hundreds of people and tens of thousands of head of livestock are believed to have died from hunger and thirst since the drought began in late 2005.
The World Meteorological Organization, a U.N. agency, has warned that rain is unlikely before April.
Ziegler, who reports to the Geneva-based Human Rights Commission, said Tanzania and Kenya had the largest number at risk -- 3.7 million and 3.5 million, respectively.
In Somalia, there were 2 million at risk, with 1.75 million in Ethiopia and 150,000 in Djibouti.
Under an international treaty on political and economic rights, member states were obliged to respond quickly and "in an appropriate manner" to emergency food situations.
"It (aid) is urgently needed to save the lives of thousands of people in these countries," he said.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 10:54:29 PM »

africa dying my foot!

africa has a high birth rate and also a high death rate. the birth rate outstrips the death rate though

europe is the one dying!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 11:33:04 PM »

U.N.: 11 million in Africa may starve

Promises, promises:
if only for once:
we had reliable, really good news!

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 11:47:01 PM »

What AIDS, famine, war and ignorance have not yet achieved, avian flu might. There was an interesting item on RAI news. A person in Indonesia (I think) died of bird flu after having been, and I quote "promiscuo con il pollame"

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 08:07:07 AM »

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does that mean what i think it means? :confused: :D :D

Yes, I heard that too in a programme on one of the local radio stations, but it seems that somebody got to it quike and it was never mentioned again locally.:mad:
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 08:10:03 PM »

Ftit li xejn jimpurtana. Bhalissa hawn l eu x niehdu hsiebna, fosthom biex ma jigux afrikani fostna.
 
Ovvjament il media tipprova tbezza bir ritratti bhal dan it tifel li vera jkollok issejjahlu miskin. izda il kriminali li jigu hawn fijhom id doppju ta bniedem Malti.
 
 

UN warns world on Africa drought

Images like this one in Niger mobilise donors, but often too late

The world is in danger of allowing a drought in East Africa to become a humanitarian catastrophe, the UN warns.
The UN special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Kjell Bondevik, says a disaster can be avoided if funding comes "in a matter of weeks... not months".
Around 11 million people are in serious danger in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti, the UN estimates.
The World Food Programme, leading the aid effort, says it has only a third of what it needs to close the shortfall.
Donors had committed just $186m (?106m) of the $574m (?327m) needed, the WFP says.
"I urge donors countries to pledge more and pay. Not only to pledge, but to pay," Mr Bondevik said on a tour to see first-hand the situation in Kenya.
Past disasters
It follows past food crises in Niger and other parts of Africa where, by the time images of dying children have prodded the international into action, it has been too late, says the BBC's Peter Greste in Nairobi.
Mr Bondevik said global climate change was the root cause for the failure of the past two rainy seasons, and it was incumbent on the global community to come to the aid of those at risk.


"I'm afraid that we will go from a crisis to a disaster to a catastrophe if help is not provided in time," he said.
His comments were echoed by UK charity Oxfam, which said the response so far from rich donor countries had been "dwarfed by the immediate need". The crisis is so bad in some parts of northern Kenya that families are being forced to eat insects, wild berries and squirrels to stay alive, Oxfam has found. "Donors need to frontload their efforts so that action can be taken now; money given in three months will be too late for many," Paul Smith-Lomas, head of Oxfam in East Africa, said
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 08:58:16 PM »

It is awful that children are starving, becoming skeletons, yet only the parents of these little ones are to blame.  I am not the culprit.  We Europids are not the culprit.  The Africans must quit having scores of children when they are unable to take care of themselves.  The West must quit propping them up.  They must sink or swim on their own.  Only when IE has been implemented will the Africans be forced to take care of themselves.  Til IE come!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 09:30:24 PM »

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It is awful that children are starving, becoming skeletons, yet only the parents of these little ones are to blame.  I am not the culprit.  We Europids are not the culprit.  The Africans must quit having scores of children when they are unable to take care of themselves.  The West must quit propping them up.  They must sink or swim on their own.  Only when IE has been implemented will the Africans be forced to take care of themselves.  Til IE come!

That's got to be one of the best and most objective reaction to all this shitty news.

Everything that has to be said on the argument was totally exhausted.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 09:48:07 PM »

africans should stop doing kids. only animals produce as much as they do. even if we do 1o kids each today we will be starving. i will never give a penny to africa
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 10:44:01 PM »

Quote from: etoile noir
does that mean what i think it means? :confused:  :D  :D


Yes indeed. In all probability that is how the AIDS virus mutated and became transferable from human to human. Many simian species are AIDS carriers and as you know there is such a close resemblance between the simians in the trees and the ones on the ground that they easily mistake themselves for mates.
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