Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Famine stalks horn

Horn of Africa risks 'lost generation' due to famine, says cardinal

Bishop Giorgio Bertin of Dijibouti, the apostolic nuncio to Mogadishu, Somalia, speaks at a press conference on the Horn of Africa famine at the Vatican Oct. 7. Looking on is Michel Roy, secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis. CNS photo by Paul Haring.
Not only are millions of lives at risk in the Horn of Africa due to hunger and drought, those who escape the famine then risk becoming a lost generation due to a severe lack of stability, education and resources, said a top Vatican official.
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