President Obama Announces $113 Million In Aid For Horn of Africa
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President Obama Announces $113 Million In Aid For Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa : Ethiopia | Dec 22, 2011 at 7:43 PM PST
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Clinton: Somalia to Receive Millions for Famine Relief

Additional 113 million Dollars aid has been announced by U.S. President Barack Obama in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine. People in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are suffering from famine and drought that needed urgent actions. Tens of thousands have already died.

“As we enter the season of giving and renewal, more than 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance amid the worst drought the region has seen in 60 years,” Xinhua quoted a statement from Obama as saying.

The new announced aid will be allocated for food, health, shelter, water and other needs. It is on top of $870 million the U.S. already has provided.

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Surya Gaire is based in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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