Skip to comments.US set to announce $100M in Somalia famine funding
Posted on 08/08/2011 10:09:10 AM PDT by BigFinn
DADAAB, Kenya -- Hundreds of thousands of Somali children could die in the country's famine unless more help arrives, a top U.S. official said Monday as Washington prepared to announce $100 million in new famine aid. To highlight the crisis, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden visited a refugee camp on a patch of desert in eastern Kenya where tens of thousands of Somalis have massed. A drought has turned into famine because little aid can reach militant-controlled south-central Somalia. Jill Biden is the highest-profile U.S. visitor to East Africa since the number of refugees coming across the Somali border dramatically increased in July. Biden arrived in a C-130 military transport plane and said she wants to raise awareness and persuade donors to give more.
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This has to stop. We do not have the money.
Well that should create a lot of jobs for US citizens.
Uncle Sugar can cover it!!
A lot cheaper to drop an old nuke on the islamic troglodytes that are the root cause of the entire issue.
We have money (and corn) to burn!
Send Michelle over to provide advice on proper diet.
This is an outrage.
Can’t Somalia cut out the middleman and go to China direct for wholesale pricing?
Why are we funding a famine in Somalia?
(or is the SacBee hiring those darned Journalism majors again?)
And I thought Texas Gov Perry begged for federal help for the unprecedented draught, and got nuttin.
And no words from media about FEMA help (efficiency or not) for the flooding, tornados, and .....
Why don’t the Arabs do this? They have the money we pump into their wallets every time we go to the gas pump. Let them do it.
Farm protectionism threatens farms in Africa, wallets in America, and lives everywhere
U.S. agriculture policy undermines U.S. efforts to alleviate poverty because it drives down global agricultural prices, which in turn cost developing countries hundreds of millions of dollars in lost export earnings. The losses associated with cotton subsidies alone exceed the value of U.S. aid programs to the countries concerned. The British aid organization Oxfam charges that U.S. subsidies directly led to losses of more than $300 million in potential revenue in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2001/02 season. More than 12 million people in this region depend directly on the crop, with a typical small-scale producer making less than $400 on an annual cotton harvest. By damaging the livelihoods of people already on the edge of subsistence, U.S. agricultural policies take away with the right hand what the left hand gives in aid and development assistance.
As usual, well-meaning Uncle Stupid screws the pooch(and the taxpayers)
When will the US end their business of owning other countries’ problems?
A hundred million here, a hundred million there, pretty soon you’re talking real money.
Uncle Sucker, you mean.
How does this work? Obama or State Dept announces $100 million to a particular country. Who authorizes this money? Congress? A President or Secretary of State? Also, what pot of money does this come out of?
Since we have to borrow money from China to give to the Somali’s, why not just cut out the middleman (US) and let the Chinese help?
The American Taxpayer hasn’t spent enough treasure and life on that sewer known as Somalia.Why not throw some more of it down there.
Obama totally disgusts me.
Why can’t the super-rich Saudis and the Emirates take care of their fellow Muslims instead of the West that they are trying to destroy?
What are they doing with all their wealth besides building tall, useless towers? Perhaps Dubai can build an indoor ski resort for the Somali refugees to cool off.
Why are we in debt again?
We could use that cash at home. Let the muslime oil rich folks feed their mess over there. And let those honorable
local pirates spread some cash around. Just stop throwing money around like it’s free.
Supplying terrorists for the fight.
see my post 13.
typically done via Dept.of Agriculture.
(same place food stamps come from)
obama's goal is to move them all to Minneapolis and Nashville and put them on Foodstamps here.
***$100 million in new famine aid. ****
Sounds like a lot whenyou are paying for it but when you realize that it is a drop in the bucket compared to the Pigford settlement it is not as bad.
Interesting they choose now to announce this, as the markets tank due to spending. They are idiots or organized wreckers.
let’s keep feeding them until there are a million more starving
Better question.....who gets the $$? and how much of the $100 mil actually will get to the starving masses? Not much, methinks......
Amen to that one!!! I feel horrible for those people, but, we can’t keep doing this. We don’t have the money anymore. And besides we all know that most of that money will never make it to where it was needed. Most of it will go to line there leaders, police and military pockets.
We are broke. A $100 million here and there, next thing, we are ringing up a trillion in added debt !
Maybe John Couger Mellonhead , Neil Young and Willie Nelson can have a Farm Aid concert for Somalia.
Matt Damon can MC and Angelina Jolie can adopt all their kids.
Save the somalian children so they can grow up and be pirates. Let the somalian pirates give their loot to those who need it. Of course they won’t they want to live like mugabee..let the “little ones” starve, their motto, not mine.
Our “Give a Damn” is busted.
Do our selfserving elected REALLY believe these starving children will get the money? I think not.
We’re broke and teetering on the edge of social calamity. ALL foreign aid should cease. Let those wealthy oil sheiks fund the Somalis - they ARE fellow muslims, aren’t they?