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Famine in the Horn of Africa

The UN has declared a state of famine in two regions of Somalia.

The international body says a severe drought affecting 11.5-million people throughout East Africa had degenerated into famine, and that tens of thousands of Somalis have already died.

On July 22, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said 1.6 billion dollars is needed. But so far, international donors have only given about half that amount.

We have all seen the disturbing images of mothers carrying starving children, so why the reluctance to give?

Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies looks at who gives, and who doesn't.

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