Corn and Soy Blend Not Enough for Kids in Africa

By ROSE MARSH, Kid Reporter, age 11 The United States is the world’s largest food donor, but much of the food it gives away isn’t good for young children. PHOTO: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN In some countries in Africa, the children are severely malnourished. The...

Famine in Somalia

By JEAN JACQUES CHARLES Thousands of families like this one have been forced to flee their homes, even moving to a neighboring country, in search of food. PHOTO: Mohamed Amin Jibril/IRIN The United Nations (UN) reports that more than 11 million people in the Horn of...

Pirates on Somali Seas

By Erin Thompson Illustration: Guerruntz The U.S. military rescued a U.S. ship captain who had been taken hostage by “pirates” off the coast of Somalia in April. Members of the U.S. Navy killed three Somali teens who were holding the captain hostage on a lifeboat...