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3 July 2011

Aid agencies have launched multimillion-pound appeals to address a mounting humanitarian emergency in east Africa, where severe drought and high food prices have left 10 million people requiring assistance. (..) The British government announced on Sunday that it was giving £38m in emergency food aid to Ethiopia, following a warning from Josette Sheeran ,the World Food Programme executive director, that "desperate hunger" loomed across the Horn, "threatening the lives of millions".


3 July 2011

(..) The World Food Programme has been feeding 4.3million people in Ethiopia, but had to reduce rations in March as funding ran out – in Kenya, it and the Kenyan government are giving food aid to 2.4 million people.


3 July 2011

Some 10 million people are at risk in the Horn of Africa as two years of drought have forced food prices beyond the reach of most families


2 July 2011

The UK has pledged £38m ($61m) in food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia - enough to feed 1.3m people for three months. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the World Food Programme cash would also treat 329,000 malnourished children and mothers.


2 July 2011

Britain is to provide £38m in emergency food aid for 1.3 million people in Ethiopia, as parts of east Africa experience the worst drought in decades. The international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, announced extra cash for the World Food Programme's work in Ethiopia on Sunday.


2 July 2011

The UK has pledged £38m ($61m) in food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia - enough to feed 1.3m people for three months. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the World Food Programme cash would also treat 329,000 malnourished children and mothers.


2 July 2011

The UK has pledged £38m ($61m) in food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia - enough to feed 1.3m people for three months. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said "direct intervention", managed by the World Food Programme, was needed top stop a catastrophe.


2 July 2011

In the Horn of Africa, unseen as yet by the world's television cameras, a pitiful trek of the hungry is taking place. (..) The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) says: "In June, the famine early-warning systems network said it had compared rainfall data for Kenya and Ethiopia and concluded that 2010-11 was the driest or second driest year since 1950-51 in 11 of 15 analysed pastoral zones. This does not, however, mean that this is yet the worst drought in the Horn of Africa. The 2007-09 drought, for instance, peaked in September 2009 with 22 million people in need of humanitarian assistance."


30 June 2011

A United Nations official says Somalia is facing a food crisis because of a drought and rising food prices. (..) The head of the U.N. World Food Program says the agency been scaling back programs in Somalia and Ethiopia because of dwindling resources.


30 June 2011

Two employees of the World Food Programme have been released in Ethiopia after being kidnapped in an attack in the country's Somali region in which their driver was killed, the UN agency said Thursday.