East Africa food crisis prompts more appeals for funds

Published on 11 July 2011

The plight of more than 10 million drought-stricken people in East Africa has sparked more aid agency appeals for funding, and donor governments have begun mobilising assistance. (..) The United States, meantime, has deployed a disaster assistance response team, based in Kenya and Ethiopia, to help the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and other aid agencies there coordinate emergency aid operations.

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