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World Bank nearly quadruples aid to Horn of Africa
The World Bank announced on Saturday that it will nearly quadruple its aid for the 13 million people at risk in the drought-struck Horn of Africa to $1.9 billion, but highlighted that another $1 billion is needed from the international community.
AFP - The World Bank said Saturday it would nearly quadruple its aid for the drought and famine-struck Horn of Africa to $1.9 billion, saying more than 13 million people require immediate assistance.
The bank upped its aid for the region from the $500 million announced in July, noting there is still a $1 billion gap in the funding that is needed from the international community to help the region.
Countries in the Horn region -- mainly Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya -- "are facing one of the worst droughts in more than half a century, causing mounting malnutrition, food insecurity, and displacement of people," the World Bank said in a statement.