Somalia: Massive Aid Needed to Stave off Disaster

Inter Press Service: International donors have given more than one billion dollars to ease the famine in Somalia and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa, but U.N. officials say another billion will be needed to prevent the situation from deteriorating in other areas. "The crisis in the East of Africa could be spiraling into a larger catastrophe," Francis Kennedy, a spokesperson for the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), told IPS. Tens of thousands are believed to have died already. The disaster is a product of high......

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