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29 June 2011

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn of Africa

The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions.

The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the United Nations said.

"There is no likelihood of improvement (in the situation) until 2012," she said.

 
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