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The African Union is holding a much-delayed summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to pledge funds for the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa.
The AU has already pledged $500m (£300m), but the UN says that at least another $2bn is required to help at least 12 million people in need.
It is East Africa’s worst drought in 60 years - Somalia has been worst hit with some areas suffering from famine.
Tens of thousands are believed to have died since the crisis began.
African Union Commission chief Jean Ping urged Africans to “act out against hunger by providing both cash and in-kind support for urgent life-saving assistance to our brothers and sisters in the Horn of Africa”.
The US, Britain, China, Japan, Brazil and Turkey have all pledged funds to the region, as has the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - a gathering of Islamic countries - but the contributions have fallen short of the requested assistance.
“We are still not reaching all the people who need help, and the crisis still has not peaked. The cost in human suffering will rise even higher. We must do all that we can to stop the acceleration,” AFP news agency quotes Asha Rose Migiro, the UN’s deputy secretary general, telling the conference.
“The future of an entire generation hangs in the balance,” she said.
Correspondents say several African governments have faced criticism for their lack of response, and Aid agency Oxfam says only a handful of African countries have donated money so far.
The fund-raising conference is the first of its kind for the AU - and the AU Commission’s vice chairman said it wanted to make sure the money raised reached those in need.
“We have already established a mechanism where we’re working with a lot of international organisations - particularly the UN - so that we can monitor and co-ordinate the assistance,” Eratus Mwencha told the BBC’s Network Africa programme.