As famine hits, East Africa needs you

Published on 22 July 2011

It is a story that has become a staple of the international news agenda: rains fail in Africa, crops die in the fields, populations start moving, and famine is declared. Famines are rare, but despite all the efforts of the humanitarian community, they do still occur, and this time it is southern Somalia where a combination of severe drought, high food prices and insecurity is putting the lives of millions at risk.

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