This via the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Flickrstream:
Drought is also not a new phenomenon to the region. However, this time external factors like the price of food and fuel on the international markets and the significant fluctuations in the dollar exchange rates threaten to push millions over the edge. This may potentially develop into famine not seen on such a scale for many years. To help the affected people survive, the International Federation seeks to address both short-term and long term needs by supplying both emergency aid and targeted recovery assistance.
To find out more, visit www.ifrc.org/foodcrisis/.