UN urges massive action on Africa famine

Published on 25 July 2011

The United Nations urged a "massive" effort to save millions of people in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, as France said donor countries would meet in Nairobi this week to step up aid pledges. (..) WFP chief Josette Sheeran said her organisation would begin food airlifts on Tuesday into Mogadishu, as well as aid flights to Dolo in Ethiopia on the border with Somalia and to Wajir in northern Kenya, which has been badly hit by drought. "We need the commitments to keep coming," Sheeran told aid chiefs.

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