On Wednesday, the United States released about $524 million in extra humanitarian relief for the Horn of Africa, aiming to highlight the devastating consequences of climate change and the region’s worst drought in 40 years — and the need for more than $5 billion.

The United Nations sought for $7 billion and received just $1.6 billion, far from enough to support the 43.3 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, or even the 21 million who do not have enough food.

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