US Seeks to Cut Foreign Aid As Horn of Africa Starves

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Four million people are starving in Somalia, as the Horn of Africa continues to be ravaged by a combination of low rainfall, political instability, and high food prices. Roughly 750,000 of them are expected to perish if they do not get help soon. All together, there are  13 million people suffering from hunger in the Horn of Africa. The UN says it needs an additional $700 million to get food to them. This news comes as lawmakers in the U.S. are discussing slashing foreign aid from the State Department's budget.

Sam Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based non-governmental organizations working internationally, talks about the challenges facing aid groups.