The European Commission on World Food Day earmarked more than USD20 million in supplementary emergency food aid for the Horn of Africa. “World Food Day is a chance to remember that the current food crisis has even more dramatic consequences, putting the very lives of millions at risk … The Commission has responded to these urgent needs by dramatically increasing its food assistance to the most vulnerable,” said European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Louis Michel. The bloc’s total food aid worldwide has reached more than USD434 million this year. (“European Commission provides EUR15 million for emergency food aid in the Horn of Africa” - Europa, Oct. 16, 2008)

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