‎Ronaldo, Zidane to Play for Africa Famine Relief

Published on 27 September 2011

Top football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are all set to play in the ninth edition of an annual match against poverty Dec 13 in Hamburg, with most of the proceeds going towards addressing food crisis in the Horn of Africa, a UNDP statement released here Tuesday said. The Horn of Africa comprises Somalia, Eriteria, Djibouti and Ethiopia and of these, the first named has been without a functional government for long. The World Food Programme estimates that some 10 million people in the region are in dire need due to famine, drought, conflict and high food prices.

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