A donor conference organized in Geneva has raised $1.39 billion for the Horn of Africa, where an ongoing drought threatens millions of people with severe food insecurity. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which had requested $1.4 billion for programs in the region, said that the money raised will go towards humanitarian and development projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, as the region experiences its “worst drought in 40 years”. This as the UN said on Tuesday that more than six million people in Somalia are “acutely food insecure,” as well as 3.5 million in Kenya, and 6.5 million in Ethiopia.
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