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Agencies warn of east Africa famine

Date Published: 
07/06/2011
Summary: 

Food price rises are combining with severe drought and conflict to create the gravest threat of famine in years across large parts of east Africa and the Horn, according to aid agencies desperately short of funds. (..) The UK this week promised £38m to the World Food Programme of the UN, which will provide the food aid that many of the DEC’s members will be distributing.