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Women carry food from a WFP distribution site in Marsabit County in northern Kenya.

‘We cannot give up’ on the millions suffering in drought-stricken Horn of Africa, urges WFP official

Millions of people in the Horn of Africa – a region at the intersection of some of the worst impacts of climate change, recurring humanitarian crises and insecurity – are facing the driest conditions in four decades along with extreme food shortages. The top UN World Food Programme (WFP) official in the region, Michael Dunford, is warning that the situation there is likely to get worse before it improves.

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