Famine: 'Hundreds of thousands of kids could die'

Muslim clerics walk in the dust on the dirt road outside Dadaab, eastern Kenya, 100 kms (60 miles) from the Somali border, Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. The drought and famine in the horn of Africa has killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 years in the last 90 days in southern Somalia alone, according to U.S. estimates. The U.N. says 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, suggesting the death toll of small children will rise. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

August 9, 2011 7:59:33 AM PDT
Hundreds of thousands of Somali children could die in East Africa's famine unless more help arrives, a top U.S. official warned Monday in the starkest death toll prediction yet. To highlight the crisis, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden visited a refugee camp filled with hungry Somalis.

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