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The Somalia Drought

Visualizing the East African Drought

UN Launches Largest Ever Famine Relief Effort

Famine Declared in Somalia as Scale & Scope Reach Catastrophic Levels

To address the regional crisis FAO is calling for an additional $120 million for the Horn of Africa including $70 million for Somalia and $50 million for Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda. In this scenario it is important not to forget the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan for which FAO appealed for $37 million.

“We need to not lose sight that there is a tiny window of opportunity to prevent massive deaths and destitution,” said Rod Charters, FAO Regional Emergency Coordinator for Eastern Africa.

“Currently in the neighboring countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, 7.9 million people are in need of urgent emergency assistance. Support through agriculture and livestock not only provides essential food but an income for families and we need to give people affected by the drought the chance to rebuild their lives,” he added.

Via Famine in Somalia
International emergency meeting to mobilize support

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Activism, Africa

 

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