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10 May 2012 description
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Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’alarme d’un déficit important de financement pour les activités planifiées par la FAO au Sahel et dans la Corne de l’Afrique.

02 Oct 2011 description
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The warning signs of drought and famine will never be missed again if a new charter is implemented….well, that’s according to the people behind the charter.

Drought and famine in the Horn of Africa have killed tens of thousands of people in the past several months.

Many say this disaster, in which millions more are on the brink of starvation, could have been avoided. The Charter to End Extreme Hunger, introduced at a mini-summit on Somalia at the United Nations, says there are ways to stop drought before it becomes a food crisis that kills people.

24 Sep 2011 description
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Thirteen million people in the Horn of Africa region are facing what’s been described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

And it’s going to cost another $700 million to provide the people with the assistance they need to survive the effects of both drought and conflict.

Daniel Dickinson has more details. Duration: 3’07″

12 Sep 2011 description
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As humanitarian relief efforts continue in the Horn of Africa, aid agencies are saying that relief assistance will be required well into the new year.

The United Nations says the rains that are expected over the next three months will do little to ease the immediate situation which is now affecting over 13 million people.

UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

Duration: 2’29″

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30 Jul 2011 description
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An appeal has been made for an additional 1.4 billion dollars to provide life saving food assistance to more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa.

The United Nations has declared a famine in two parts of southern Somalia but is warning that the famine could spread across the Horn of Africa within a couple of months if the appeal for funds is not met.

Claire Doole reports on the efforts of UN humanitarian agencies to scale up their response to the food crisis.

Duration: 2’07”