WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Joint appeal issued to fight drought

Food and relief agencies are appealing to the international community to provide political and financial support to combat a devastating drought gripping five countries in the Horn of Africa.
The Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Program and the Oxfam aid organization issued a joint appeal Friday for assistance in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.
They said people requiring emergency assistance have grown from 6.3 million early this year to 10 million today. The majority of those affected are in Kenya.
The statement urged the international community to extend the necessary "political, moral and financial means" required to address the crisis.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 125208619 - wkyt.com/a?a=125208619
Gray Television, Inc.