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War, drought and inflation threaten Horn with disaster: UNICEF

by Staff Writers
Nairobi (AFP) July 2, 2008
A deadly cocktail of calamities -- including war, drought and rising prices -- is engulfing the Horn of Africa, threatening its children with suffering of disastrous proportions, the UN's Children Fund warned Wednesday.

"A lethal mix of drought, expanding conflict, rising food and energy prices, disease, and high poverty is pushing children and their families in the Greater Horn of Africa to the brink of disaster," UNICEF said in a statement.

"Ethiopia and Somalia are the worst affected, but parts of Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda show ominously similar signs," it added.

"The time to act is now, to save children's lives," Per Engebak, UNICEF's regional director for East and Southern Africa, said in the statement.

UNICEF said global acute malnutrition rates in Somalia topped 20 percent, while millions of people were food insecure in neighbouring Ethiopia.

It also sounded alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Uganda's pastoralist region of Karamoja and said that an estimated 1.2 million people, many of them children, needed emergency food aid in Kenya.

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Aid urgently needed to avert serious famine in Ethiopia: Unicef
Geneva (AFP) June 26, 2008
Humanitarian aid is urgently needed in Ethiopia, where drought and soaring food prices have led to a crisis that could match a severe famine that hit five years ago, a Unicef official said Thursday.







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