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Humanitarian disaster: worst drought in Horn of Africa in 60 years

Catholic World News - July 11, 2011

Ten million people in northern Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, and South Sudan are at risk of starvation because of the worst regional drought in 60 years.

“Unless urgent help is received, the drought will lead to food shortages on an unprecedented scale,” Jeff O’Donoghue of the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) told Vatican Radio. “The rains and crops have failed, livestock are dying, and tens of thousands of people are walking miles in a hopeless search for food and water.”

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