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Latest update : 2011-09-25

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 worst drought in decades hits the Horn of Africa

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.

Date created : 2011-09-25

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