The African Union raised $351 million to fight famine and drought in East Africa at a summit Thursday. Despite the AU’s efforts, humanitarian groups and activists have said that the sum falls short of the $1.4 billion needed to tackle the emergency.
REUTERS - A much-delayed African Union summit held to raise money to tackle famine in Somalia and drought in the Horn of Africa held on Thursday raised $351 million officials said, but activists questioned the figure.
Activists singled out Africa’s economic powerhouses Nigeria and South Africa for criticism after Nigeria pledged just $2 million and South Africa’s figure of $10 million was questioned.
Date created : 2011-08-26