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UN agency calls for urgent aid as millions face starvation in the Horn of Africa

Millions of people are on the brink of starvation in the Horn of Africa because of droughts and conflict, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, as it called for urgent humanitarian assistance for the impoverished region.

UN food agency fears Kenyans needing food aid will double to 2.5 million

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is sending an emergency team to drought-stricken areas of Kenya this week to pinpoint how many more people in this Eastern African nation need food aid.

Starvation looms over refugees in Zambia as lack of funds forces aid cuts – UN

Faced with severe shortages of food and funding, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week began slashing by half its food rations to refugees in Zambia so it can stretch existing provisions over the next two months.