African Union pledges $380 million for famine aid

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 25, 2011 10:52:51 AM PDT
African leaders pledged nearly $380 million to help famine-hit families in the Horn of Africa during a donor conference held Thursday.