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An aid worker rests while giving out flour in a food distribution centre in Dagahaley Refugee Camp near Dadaab in Kenya on July 22, 2011. (PHIL MOORE /AFP)

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Across the eastern Horn of Africa, more than 13 million people are now in need of emergency assistance to survive.

The United States is one of the largest donors of emergency assistance to the region, helping more than 4.6 million of those in need and providing over $600 million to date in fiscal year 2011.

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