UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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UN Secretary General: Urgent famine action is needed

The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as the region suffers its worst drought in more than half a century.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that urgent action is needed to help those affected.

He added that he has appealed to world leaders to respond urgently to the crisis.

Details of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal can be found at DEC.org.uk or call 0370 60 60 900 to donate.

  • 20 Jul 2011
  • From the section Africa
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