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African artists are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises and invest at least 10% of their national budget in agriculture.

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African artists, including Oxfam Global Ambassador Baaba Maal, are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises made in 2003 Maputo to spend at least 10% of their national budget on agriculture.

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Families collect their WFP monthly rations from Oxfam. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra dollars were spent because the international community failed to take decisive action on early warnings of a hunger crisis in East Africa, according to a new report by the international aid agencies Oxfam and Save the Children.

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Women collecting water, Ethiopia. Photo: Oxfam

For many of the more than 13 million people affected by the drought and food crisis in East Africa, the short October-to-December rains signal a shift in need and are likely to lead to increased requirements for health, shelter and water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

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The region of Turkana in the North of Kenya has gone for over five years without a good rain capable of making the grazing lands grow enough grass to feed the region’s livestock, its sole source of economic livelihood.

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