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Oxfam launches appeal for drought in East Africa

 In this Saturday Sept 19 2009 photo, a carcass of drought-stricken cow is seen near cattle, in Kitengela, Kenya, 50km (31 miles) east of the capital ...

KENYA EAST AFRICA DROUGHT APPEAL

In this Saturday Sept 19 2009 photo, a carcass of drought-stricken cow is seen near cattle, in Kitengela, Kenya, 50km (31 miles) east of the capital ...

Aid agency Oxfam is launching an appeal for money to help 23 million people hit by drought in East Africa.
The British-based charity said Tuesday it needs to raise 9.5 million pounds ($152 million) to help people hit by a severe drought, conflict and high food prices.
It said the worst affected countries are Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Uganda. People in the region are suffering from malnutrition and hundreds of thousands of cattle _ people's key source of income _ are dying.
Oxfam's East Africa director Paul Smith Lomas said it was the worst humanitarian crisis Oxfam had seen in east Africa for every 10 years.


Updated : 2021-05-12 03:54 GMT+08:00