Saturday, January 07, 2006

Millions Face Starvation in Horn of Africa

BBC - Millions of people could face starvation in the Horn of Africa, the United Nations food agency has warned. The FAO says Somalia has been worst hit by a drought in the region, where 2m need urgent food aid. The harvest there could be the lowest in a decade. There are also food shortages in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. Some 11 million need food aid, the FAO says. A BBC correspondent in northern Kenya says corpses of cattle and donkeys are lying everywhere.

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