Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Measles outbreak compounds famine relief efforts in horn of Africa

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The White House convened a call with faith-based organizations Wednesday afternoon to discuss efforts in the horn of Africa to combat the extensive famine brought on by a severe drought in the region, the worst seen in decades. The famine has already claimed the lives of approximately 29,000 children. The call included U.S. envoy participants […]