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East Africa drought: UN holding emergency talks

The world has "failed to ensure food security", France's agriculture minister has said at the UN food agency crisis talks on East Africa's drought.

"If we don't take the necessary measures, famine will be the scandal of this century," AFP news agency quotes Bruno Le Maire as saying in Rome.

More than 10m people are thought to be at risk of starvation and famine has been declared in two areas of Somalia.

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 25 Jul 2011
  • From the section Africa