US pledges $5 million for drought-hit Somalis

Addis Ababa (AFP) July 11, 2011 The United States on Monday pledged $5 million (3.5 million euros) to assist thousands of Somalis affected by a harsh drought that has hit the Horn of Africa region. “We are working in a robust fashion … to provide assistance once people become refugees and also studying very carefully […]

On the move in a warming world: The rise of climate refugees

By Geoffrey York Mao, Chad— From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Five-year-old Fatime moves in slow motion, barely able to lift her skeletal arms and legs. Flies land on her face, and she is too weak to brush them away. She struggles to drink a cup of therapeutic milk, the only food she can swallow. Her […]