East Africa Facing Worst Drought in Years

East Africa is facing its worst drought in years, U.K.-based Christian Aid reports. The countries that are in dire need of immediate food aid are Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Djibouti.

East Africa Facing Worst Drought in YearsA child is given water by his mother, in this February 2006 photo, in drought stricken Wajir district in Kenya's north eastern province. The Kenyan government blamed increasing incidents of poaching and illegal trade in bush meat in the country on a seari

As the United Nations announced that 11 million people are at risk in East Africa, Christian Aid launched an emergency appeal for the region.

Dominic Nutt, Christian Aid