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22 Sep 2008 description

In response to the growing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, DFID today announced a =A342 million package to help the 17 million people facing hunger in the region.

The additional funding will include =A322 million to be split between all of the countries in the Horn of Africa and a further =A320 million that will go to Ethiopia to help the country cope with its worsening humanitarian crisis.

The UK's support will go towards meeting the most pressing needs on the ground and will include direct food distribution, medical support, special nutritional support for mothers …