East Africa – known as the Horn of Africa – is currently experiencing a major humanitarian crisis due to drought. Ten million people are in need of emergency relief and the situation is likely to get worse before it improves when the next rains come. This is the region's worst drought since 1995. In some areas, 2010-2011 has been the driest period in 60 years. Soaring local and global food and fuel prices have made the situation worse. Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are the worst hit. Britian is working with international agencies and charities on the ground to assess the humanitarian need and ensure that lifesaving help reaches those most in need.
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Timeline of the UK's response to the humanitarian situation in Libya
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