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Horn of Africa on the brink of famine; countries step up aid
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Horn of Africa on the brink of famine; countries step up aid

On Wednesday, several countries pledged to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars of more aid for the Horn of Africa after the United Nations warned that the region could soon face a devastating famine. The United Nations said Somalia and nearby countries will experience famine in at levels more severe than 2011, when more than 25 million people died. Hundreds of thousands of Somalians are currently starving and the UN has warned growing hunger will lead to “large-scale deaths” by December without intervention. Even with aid, the prospects are grim for many in the Horn of Africa. In #Somalia, families like Ayan's have lost their homes, livelihoods, and loved ones. WFP is reaching record numbers of people in the face of the #HornofAfrica drought and #FoodCrisis. Help us #F...