World Bank boosts Horn of Africa aid to $1.88 billion

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 24, 2011 10:53 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Saturday it was boosting funding for a "worsening" Horn of Africa famine to $1.88 billion from around $500 million.

World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the funds would help fill a $1 billion financing gap needed to tackle the famine engulfing Horn of Africa countries Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Uganda.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)