UK Responds to Humanitarian Crisis in Horn of Africa

The U.K.

will provide 39 million pounds (USD62.26 million) to help address the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, where a severe drought caused widespread food shortage. Of the total funds, 30 million pounds will be given to Ethiopia, 5 million pounds will go to Kenya, and the remaining 4 million pounds will benefit Somalia. The sum will be managed by UNICEF, the World Food Program and humanitarian nonprofits in the three African countries.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.