KENYA DROUGHT

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STORY: KENYA DROUGHT DATELINE: July 27, 2011 LENGTH: 0:02:44 LOCATION: Nairobi INTRO The Horn of Africa is facing a severe drought that is affecting millions of people in Somalia, Ethiopia and north western Kenya. In Kenya, the United Nations says about 3.5 million people will be affected by severe food shortages, which is close to the figure in Somalia where an estimated 3.7 million people are on the brink of starvation. The drought situations seem to be worsening as international organizations scramble up relief efforts. PKG The United Nations announced on Tuesday to deliver 13.5 million U.S. dollars to help alleviate hunger in Kenya. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Aeneas Chuma said the funding will be used to mitigate a food crisis triggered by the worsening drought. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) AENEAS CHUMA, UN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR: "The funding will help address food security, nutrition health concerns in marginal agricultural areas and districts in south central Kenya where Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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