$50 million urgently needed to help Horn of Africa farmers

The drought has taken a serious toll on livestock in the Horn of Africa

The UN"s food agency FAO is sending out an urgent appeal for $50 million to help the Horn of Africa.

The Food Agriculture Organization says it needs the money to cover a funding gap for priority agricultural and pastoral activities, which coincide with the rainy season from April to June. FAO says the 90-day plan would give farmers the means to improve their livelihoods and build resilience to any future shocks. It also includes cash-for-work programmes to restore vital agricultural infrastructures

FAO says although the situation in the drought-affected areas of the Horn of Africa has improved significantly in recent months, there are still some 8.1 million people in need of assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.

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